Traffic Changes in Hamburg To Improve Congestion

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Some significant traffic pattern changes in the Hamburg area went into effect today.

One of the most dangerous intersections of Plaudit Place and Pleasant Ridge in Hamburg underwent major changes this morning that city officals hope will improve the traffic congestion, making major intersections less dangerous.

There are three or four traffic pattern changes drivers need to be aware of.

The biggest change is at Plaudit Place. It's now a right turn only in both directions at Pleasant Ridge. Drivers cannot cross Pleasant Ridge or make a left hand turn.

Drivers trying to get to Man O'War need to turn away from it and go around the block. This may add a few minutes, but it should help keep lines of traffic moving.

People who work in the area say they're thrilled to see a change because this area gets way too dangerous.

The Lexington Division of Traffic Engineering says they're making changes at the other end of Plaudit Place as well, from Pink Pigeon to Man O' War.

While it may take time for drivers to get used to these changes, officials hope it will work to improve the overall traffic conditions in the Hamburg Area.

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  • by Paul Location: Lexington on Jun 5, 2007 at 07:41 AM
    This is a step in the right direction. However, could someone tell me when a traffic light will be installed at the intersections of Man O' War and I-75??? This is easliy one of the bussiest intersections in Lexington (The main interstate exit for Hamburg Pavilion.)and the only one without traffic lights. It's just rediculous. I got tired of risking my life when I tried to turn left off the interstand and now take exit 110, which is way out of my way, to get home. They can add a traffic light for the two lane entrance into Gleneagles, but not for the interstate exit?!
  • by Tom Lacefield Location: Live in Timber Creek on Jun 1, 2007 at 03:22 PM
    thank goodness. What amess that intersection has become.
  • by David Location: Georgetown on Jun 1, 2007 at 12:03 PM
    I guess the city does not have any extra traffic signals on hand? Here is a place they could put one. Let's say I leave 5/3 bank to get to MOW, now I have to exit by Walgreen instead of Pleasant Ridge--that light stays green long enough for exactly 5 cars to get through. Leaving Meijer to make a left turn onto Sir Barton, or leaving the pavilion to make a left is the same way. You set at a red light at the intersection for 2 minutes while no traffic is coming the other direction, then get 5 seconds to hit the gas and hope to get out, before setting another 2 minutes while no traffic goes by again. How about placing vehicle detectors to trip lights when traffic is waiting, or actually using the cameras already in place to help the flow better.


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