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No stop zone and message from the Road Wizard

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Dear Road Wizard: The intersection of southbound Locust Grove Road and Summerheights Drive is often blocked by traffic backed up by the signal at Ustick Road. Could a no stopping zone be placed there?

Ed

Road Wizard:

Dear Reader, without a more specific time frame, it is difficult for a traffic engineer to determine where to direct resources for your complaint. Summerheights Drive is about 600 feet from the Ustick Road intersection, so it is entirely plausible that traffic backs up, particularly during the PM peak.

There is also the potential that traffic avoiding the construction on Meridian Road has made their way over to Locust Grove Road, increasing the amount of traffic and subsequently the wait times.

For all my readers, when sending in a question, please provide as much detail as possible-especially the time of day you are experiencing an issue. Traffic engineers are themselves pretty wizardly, but they are far from being a psychic.

Dear Road Wizard readers: Like many other agencies and businesses, ACHD has closed its building and facilities to the public, but crucial operations continue as most staff members are working from home. This is part of ACHD's continued effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and to protect staff and employees from the COVID-19 virus. Find more information and updates on how ACHD is handling response to the virus.

Thank all of you for reading these weekly posts and for everyone that submits a question/comment. Please be kind to each other in these difficult times and wash your hands.

Road Wizard

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