Is Route 1 traffic light needed?

Is Route 1 traffic light needed?

There are 13 comments on the Saugus Advertiser story from Sep 20, 2006, titled Is Route 1 traffic light needed?. In it, Saugus Advertiser reports that:

Truesdale, of Apple Lane, distributed a report to the Board of Selectmen last week proposing that the traffic lights be removed and jersey barriers put in place to close off the U-turn motorists make to reverse ...

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Lary Gregory

AOL

#1 Sep 22, 2006
They are necessary because in their absence all traffic needing to get to W. Peabody and Lynnfield
will be forced onto the Lowell Street exit off rte one.
Thus creating a huge unnecessary bottleneck everyday at that already congested intersection. While the Rte 1 U-turn isn't a perfect solution it is absolutely necessary..
For OPECs eyes only

Boston, MA

#2 Jun 21, 2016
Lary Gregory wrote:
They are necessary because in their absence all traffic needing to get to W. Peabody and Lynnfield
will be forced onto the Lowell Street exit off rte one.
Thus creating a huge unnecessary bottleneck everyday at that already congested intersection. While the Rte 1 U-turn isn't a perfect solution it is absolutely necessary..
Wait until all the proposed developments being O.K.ed by Rossetti's planning board are complete. As bad as things are now, it'll be nearly impossible to use Rte 1. The developers and those who granted them permission to build along this route will be long gone along with their anticipated generous rewards leaving the rest of us to make do.
Bumper to bumper

United States

#3 Sep 30, 2016
For OPECs eyes only wrote:
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Wait until all the proposed developments being O.K.ed by Rossetti's planning board are complete. As bad as things are now, it'll be nearly impossible to use Rte 1. The developers and those who granted them permission to build along this route will be long gone along with their anticipated generous rewards leaving the rest of us to make do.
Why can't Rosetti wait in order to give the state enough time to resolve the traffic issues?
November eighth

United States

#4 Sep 30, 2016
Bumper to bumper wrote:
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Why can't Rosetti wait in order to give the state enough time to resolve the traffic issues?
Whether or not the state decides to confront the traffic issues that plague route one traffic flow on a continual basis would require the intervention of the district's state representative Donald Wong. So far, he has been reluctant to do so. Perhaps, under the gun of the impending election, he'll finally decide to act on his constituents behalf.
Everett dawg

Roslindale, MA

#5 Sep 30, 2016
November eighth wrote:
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Whether or not the state decides to confront the traffic issues that plague route one traffic flow on a continual basis would require the intervention of the district's state representative Donald Wong. So far, he has been reluctant to do so. Perhaps, under the gun of the impending election, he'll finally decide to act on his constituents behalf.
Did the MassDOT eliminate the jug handle in Lynn field? I haven't been up there in months!
Are we there yet

United States

#6 Oct 1, 2016
Everett dawg wrote:
<quoted text> Did the MassDOT eliminate the jug handle in Lynn field? I haven't been up there in months!
Between the traffic jams caused by the jug handle and the tunnel just south of it in Lynnfield, you've been lucky. Wait until all of the projects approved by Rossetti's planning board are completed on Route One, it'll take months just to travel the distance from the Tobin Bridge to Danvers.
Baby its cold out there

United States

#7 Oct 3, 2016
Are we there yet wrote:
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Between the traffic jams caused by the jug handle and the tunnel just south of it in Lynnfield, you've been lucky. Wait until all of the projects approved by Rossetti's planning board are completed on Route One, it'll take months just to travel the distance from the Tobin Bridge to Danvers.
A couple of years back, the word went out to state troopers to lend their efforts in order to facilitate traffic flow along the various parkways in the commonwealth that utilized traffic light signals with their physical appearances at key junctures along these parkways. Unsurprisingly, the troopers efforts became limited to their sitting comfortably and remaining in their vehicles with their air conditioners or heaters running full blast, depending of course on the season, pressing on a button attached to an electrical cord which the trooper pressed to change the traffic lights coloring from red to green or green to red according to the troopers assessment of traffic conditions. Frustrated senior supervisors soon relented and the program was quickly terminated.
Size twelve please

United States

#8 Oct 6, 2016
Are we there yet wrote:
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Between the traffic jams caused by the jug handle and the tunnel just south of it in Lynnfield, you've been lucky. Wait until all of the projects approved by Rossetti's planning board are completed on Route One, it'll take months just to travel the distance from the Tobin Bridge to Danvers.
By the time the planning board is finished doing it's thing, the wisest investment Saugus residents can make is a good pair of shoes. They're gonna need them from walking from one destination to the next. The highways will be so congested that their motor vehicles will be almost useless. The gang from OPEC is considering the naming of Saugus their sister city. Wow! Such an honor.
Bumper to bumper

United States

#9 Feb 24, 2017
Bumper to bumper wrote:
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Why can't Rosetti wait in order to give the state enough time to resolve the traffic issues?
The state is reluctant to "resolve" any such traffic problems without at least a nudge from Representative Wong. Wong's not going to produce any incentive to act until he receives the OK from his handlers in the chamber of commerce. And so it goes.....
Fingers crossed

United States

#10 Feb 27, 2017
Lary Gregory wrote:
They are necessary because in their absence all traffic needing to get to W. Peabody and Lynnfield
will be forced onto the Lowell Street exit off rte one.
Thus creating a huge unnecessary bottleneck everyday at that already congested intersection. While the Rte 1 U-turn isn't a perfect solution it is absolutely necessary..
On the bright side, entering and exiting "Walmarts" in Saugus at those times when traffic is actually flowing, provides, at NO additional monetary cost, a thrill ride equivalent to any that may be offered at one of the expensive theme parks in North America.
The favored few

United States

#11 Mar 6, 2017
Fingers crossed wrote:
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On the bright side, entering and exiting "Walmarts" in Saugus at those times when traffic is actually flowing, provides, at NO additional monetary cost, a thrill ride equivalent to any that may be offered at one of the expensive theme parks in North America.
The traffic heading south adjacent to the former mini-golf course on route one was horrendous this (3/6/17) afternoon. In addition, the blasting rattled the entire area for at least a 1/2 mile in all directions emanating from the blasting site. Town hall , the planning board, and, of course, the chamber of commerce's stooge, Wong, do nothing about this outrage since they're convinced that no on cares. Know what? They're probably right.
Shrinking shares

United States

#12 Mar 10, 2017
The favored few wrote:
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The traffic heading south adjacent to the former mini-golf course on route one was horrendous this (3/6/17) afternoon. In addition, the blasting rattled the entire area for at least a 1/2 mile in all directions emanating from the blasting site. Town hall , the planning board, and, of course, the chamber of commerce's stooge, Wong, do nothing about this outrage since they're convinced that no on cares. Know what? They're probably right.
If Wong could be convinced that the anchor for the project could be a well established nationally recognized Asian restaurant chain that would attract enough patrons to have an impact on his own business interests, he might be persuaded to pay attention to what's happening at the site.
Bring em on

United States

#13 Apr 4, 2017
Shrinking shares wrote:
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If Wong could be convinced that the anchor for the project could be a well established nationally recognized Asian restaurant chain that would attract enough patrons to have an impact on his own business interests, he might be persuaded to pay attention to what's happening at the site.
At this point Wong's personal finances and close affiliation with organizations like the chamber of commerce make him virtually immune to any potential opponent at election time. Wong's seat in the state house is destined to be his as long as he continues to play ball with the big boys who really run the show in Saugus.

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