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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Only in Scranton

This is the traffic light at Boulevard Avenue and East Market Street in Scranton.  In case you're not familiar with the neighborhood, the photo is taken on Boulevard Avenue, looking toward downtown.  Robert Morris Elementary is off to my left.  East Market Street is off to my right.

This intersection forbids right turns on red.  Great idea.  Visibility isn't the greatest.  There's a school and businesses in the neighborhood.  That means there's a lot of pedestrian traffic.

So where is the "no right turns on red" sign?  Is it near the traffic light, where it should be?

No.

It's on a pole, off to the right, hidden behind a tree.

The intersection is about to become safer.  It's fall.  Leaves will be falling off the tree, exposing the sign.

Let's not wait for a disaster.  Move the sign to next to the traffic light, where it should be.