Category Archives: Streets

Motorists track progress of Martin Street crossing

Dear Johnnie: When are they going to do something with the railroad tracks that cross Martin Street just north of First Avenue? There have been crossing signals lying on the side of the street for months. There are stop signs … Continue reading

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Recycling tin-can lids? It can be done

Dear Johnnie: We have been serious recyclers for many years in another community. We were allowed to include tin-can lids, which I always placed inside the empty can for recycling. What is different about the process here in Boulder County … Continue reading

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An early left is not right

Dear Johnnie: I drive County Line Road south from Ninth Avenue to Colo. Highway 119 on a regular basis, planning to turn left onto Colo.119. Just north of the first parking lot entrance for McLane, there is a left-turn lane … Continue reading

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Beginning in the ’60s, the city put light on a pedestal

Dear Johnnie: Why do so many Longmont neighborhoods have old man-high light posts all along the sidewalk? Was there some construction period when they were popular? Are there any neighborhoods where they are still actively used? Who pays for the … Continue reading

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From Spencer Street, no path that leads to righteousness

Dear Johnnie: I have a question regarding the intersection of Spencer Street and Colo. Highway 66. In July, Faith Community Lutheran Church, at 9775 Ute Highway, changed its entrance to line up with Spencer Street. Now, one can go straight … Continue reading

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The clock struck midnight for father/daughter dance

Hi, Johnnie: What happened to the annual father/daughter dance this year? I just realized I didn’t receive an invitation. In checking at the Rec Center, it seems that they may not be having one this year. It was (in my … Continue reading

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You can see traffic lights, and they can see you

Dear Johnnie: Do the traffic lights in Longmont change according to prescribed timing, or are they triggered by cross traffic arriving at the intersection? — Curious Dear Curious: The answer is — both. Transportation engineer Bob Ball tells me that … Continue reading

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Reader reports that South Pratt Parkway overpass line has been repainted

Dear Johnnie: Hooray!!!!!!! The line at the South.Pratt Parkway has been striped. Thank you so much and also Bob Ball for following through. I went over the overpass twice today and I felt much more at ease making that turn.You … Continue reading

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Where Pratt meets Pratt, and the history behind them

Hi Johnnie: I moved to Boulder six years ago and would take occasional trips to Longmont. I knew that one of the main roads was called Ken Pratt Boulevard, but thought nothing of it. About two years ago, my wife … Continue reading

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On sidewalks, cars yield to bikes and bikes yield to pedestrians

Dear Johnnie: Does Longmont or the state of Colorado have a law about riding bicycles on the sidewalks in the business section of town? I was making a right turn into a restaurant on Main Street the other day. I … Continue reading

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