Stoplight losing its ‘smartness’

The in basket: Mike Kendall writes to say, “I have noticed that the signals at Provost and Anderson Hill roads in Silverdale “seem to have
lost some of their ‘smartness.’ Times for waiting, especially when turning
left from northbound Provost onto Anderson Hill have increased
significantly, or so it seems. Also the left turn lane from eastbound
Anderson Hill goes green sometimes when no one is there waiting.”


The in basket: Mike Kendall writes to say, “I have noticed that the signals at Provost and Anderson Hill roads in Silverdale “seem to have
lost some of their ‘smartness.’ Times for waiting, especially when turning
left from northbound Provost onto Anderson Hill have increased
significantly, or so it seems. Also the left turn lane from eastbound
Anderson Hill goes green sometimes when no one is there waiting.”
The out basket: I had noticed the same thing. By now, though, Mike should have noticed that things are back to normal.
Larry Hugel of the county signal shop replied, “The contractor developing the property on the southwwest corner damaged the loop wires and conduits that feed the (traffic detectors) when working on that corner. We adjusted the timing, but the signal functioned as a fixed-time operation for the eastbound traffic until we could install video detection. The video detection equipment was installed (Nov. 14), and the signal is working properly.
But the signal timing isn’t the only question being asked about that intersection. Mike, as well as Rod Renfro, Linda Akerman and Sharon O’Hara all have asked about the oddly tight turn evidently planned there from eastbound Anderson Hill to southbound Provost, as evidenced by a curb poured there.
Doug Bear of county public works said county officials are trying to figure out why that alignment got approved, and are working with the contractor about how it can be revised
I’ll have more on what Mike, Rod, Linda and Sharon have to say about it, as well as what the county decides, when it decides.

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