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Traffic lights synchronization issue for side streets on Willow Road east of US101

From: domainremoved <Romain>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2017 05:08:38 +0000 (UTC)

Dear Mr. Baile and Menlo Park city staff,
I previously brought up some safety/maintenance concerns that are yet to be resolved on the portion of Willow Road east of US101 (burnt light bulbs at Ivy and O’Brien, traffic light covers/black background missing which makes the lights hard to see in the full sun, traffic light on median divider not replaced yet at O’Brien, no all-red traffic light interval).In addition, it now looks like the traffic light pattern and synchronization has slightly changed in the last few weeks which creates some even more difficult situation from the side streets local traffic.
At peak hour the portion of Willow Road between O’Brien and Newbridge is now completely saturated with cars and when the O’Brien light turns green, at most a couple of vehicles can make a left onto Willow Road (sometimes it is even impossible unless people turn and partially block the intersection until the traffic flows again). Unless the section is partially cleared between O’Brien and Newbridge it is not possible for O’Brien traffic to come onto Willow.Until a few weeks ago, the situation was much better because the Newbridge traffic light had been already green for a bit and the traffic was flowing on Willow towards US101 before the light at O’Brien was turning green for cars to turn left onto Willow
I believe the new traffic lights at the US101 interchange are being tested/implemented right now so it would be great if the city transportation staff could do a field trip on site at peak hour in the morning to monitor the situation on the portion of Willow Road and the intersections east of US101 and ask Caltrans to re-synchronize the lights is a manner that it is not adversely affecting the local street traffic.
Thank you very much in advance,Romain Taniere#yiv6483337530 -- filtered {font-family:Wingdings;panose-1:5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0;}#yiv6483337530 filtered {panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;}#yiv6483337530 filtered {font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}#yiv6483337530 filtered {}#yiv6483337530 p.yiv6483337530MsoNormal, #yiv6483337530 li.yiv6483337530MsoNormal, #yiv6483337530 div.yiv6483337530MsoNormal {margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:12.0pt;}#yiv6483337530 a:link, #yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530MsoHyperlink {color:blue;text-decoration:underline;}#yiv6483337530 a:visited, #yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple;text-decoration:underline;}#yiv6483337530 p.yiv6483337530MsoListParagraph, #yiv6483337530 li.yiv6483337530MsoListParagraph, #yiv6483337530 div.yiv6483337530MsoListParagraph {margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.5in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:12.0pt;}#yiv6483337530 p.yiv6483337530msonormal, #yiv6483337530 li.yiv6483337530msonormal, #yiv6483337530 div.yiv6483337530msonormal {margin-right:0in;margin-left:0in;font-size:12.0pt;}#yiv6483337530 p.yiv6483337530msochpdefault, #yiv6483337530 li.yiv6483337530msochpdefault, #yiv6483337530 div.yiv6483337530msochpdefault {margin-right:0in;margin-left:0in;font-size:12.0pt;}#yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530msohyperlink {}#yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530msohyperlinkfollowed {}#yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530emailstyle17 {}#yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530emailstyle18 {}#yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530emailstyle19 {}#yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530emailstyle20 {}#yiv6483337530 p.yiv6483337530msonormal1, #yiv6483337530 li.yiv6483337530msonormal1, #yiv6483337530 div.yiv6483337530msonormal1 {margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:12.0pt;}#yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530msohyperlink1 {color:#0563C1;text-decoration:underline;}#yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530msohyperlinkfollowed1 {color:#954F72;text-decoration:underline;}#yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530emailstyle171 {color:#1F497D;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;}#yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530emailstyle181 {color:#1F497D;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;}#yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530emailstyle191 {color:#1F497D;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;}#yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530emailstyle201 {color:#1F497D;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;}#yiv6483337530 p.yiv6483337530msochpdefault1, #yiv6483337530 li.yiv6483337530msochpdefault1, #yiv6483337530 div.yiv6483337530msochpdefault1 {margin-right:0in;margin-left:0in;font-size:10.0pt;}#yiv6483337530 span.yiv6483337530EmailStyle33 {color:#1F497D;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;}#yiv6483337530 .yiv6483337530MsoChpDefault {font-size:10.0pt;}#yiv6483337530 filtered {margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in;}#yiv6483337530 div.yiv6483337530WordSection1 {}#yiv6483337530 filtered {}#yiv6483337530 filtered {font-family:Symbol;}#yiv6483337530 filtered {}#yiv6483337530 filtered {font-family:Wingdings;}#yiv6483337530 filtered {font-family:Symbol;}#yiv6483337530 filtered {}#yiv6483337530 filtered {font-family:Wingdings;}#yiv6483337530 filtered {font-family:Symbol;}#yiv6483337530 filtered {}#yiv6483337530 filtered {font-family:Wingdings;}#yiv6483337530 ol {margin-bottom:0in;}#yiv6483337530 ul {margin-bottom:0in;}#yiv6483337530
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