Published: 2:46 pm, Sun. Nov. 5th, 2017Updated: 2:45 pm
TO THE EDITOR:
I don’t want to beat a dead horse but I agree with the people who have been mad about the light at 13th and Grand, and I guess we all just have to keep talking until the city listens, since we’re the ones who paid for the light in the first place.
I don’t want to stop on Grand every single time. 13th isn’t a highway. It’s just another city road and it doesn’t have more cars on it than Grand. The light should stay green equal time for both roads and give people on Grand a fighting chance of getting through without being stopped.
I sat and watched it the other day. It doesn’t make sense. A car pulls up on Grand. One side of the light turns green. Another pulls up. They wait and sometimes theirs will turn green too, or sometimes they’ll get skipped and 13th will turn green again. The Grand light turns green for one car but another car coming right behind it gets stopped and has to wait for 13th before Grand turns green again.
That’s so dumb that you might as well tear it down and put up a four way stop.
13th should be green for a few minutes, then Grand should be green for a few minutes. I’m tired of sitting in traffic jams right there by the high school while the Grand light turns green for only a few seconds at a time.
But oh well, who could expect whoever’s in charge of these lights to use some sense. Main is nothing but a traffic jam every afternoon when workers come back in and the lights downtown just keep turning red and making it worse even when there aren’t cars on the cross roads.
Then you get to 20th and now you get stopped on something that is a highway for no cars to cross Main. Just sitting there forever for nothing.
Driving in Artesia shouldn’t be like LA. If these lights were set right, it wouldn’t be.