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Making the right or left turn

June 17, 2008 - Heather Ziegler
The Wheeling Traffic Commission is expected to receive a report from Tim Birch (city of Wheeling) concerning signage at certain intersections in the city. I for one would love to see someone make the so-called smart lights in the city smarter than they are. Have you ever sat in traffic on Market Street at the intersection with Chapline Street behind West Virginia Northern Community College? Those lights are soooo long and sometimes don't change at all. The alleged smart lights are very long as well on 16th and 14th streets. There is hardly ever heavy traffic in this town, especially on some weekend days. The Main and Market street lights could be on blinker when there is nothing going on. As for signage, when will drivers learn that they CAN turn left onto Market Street at 16th Street? Please put a sign there to encourage that. Every one-way street intersection should allow that. Why is there no turn on red at certain hours at 12th and Chapline streets? Is that a heavily used pedestrian area? I'm asking because I don't know anymore. I rarely see more than three people cross a street at a time in Wheeling except maybe during the Italian Festival or a hockey night at WesBanco Arena. I didn't mind being stuck at some of the redlights when there was something worth looking at in the store windows, but you already know the rest of that story. Where would you like to see signage/intersection traffic signals improved in Wheeling?

 
 

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