Category Archives: traffic signs, signals

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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Who’s right about the right of way?

Dear Johnnie: I was hoping to get a little help from you. This morning I was at a four-way stop at Third Avenue and Sunset Street. It was headed north on Sunset and wanted to turn right and go east … 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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New speed zone is wildlife migration area

Dear Johnnie:I noticed some new signage on U.S. Highway 36 south of Lyons. It’s near the turnoff onto Hygiene Road, and there is now a “nighttime” speed limit of 55 mph. It appears to be related to wildlife in the … Continue reading

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Stuck at the light on Hover in north Longmont? Enjoy the eastside landscaping

Dear Johnnie: I noticed the city is repairing the concrete curbs, gutters and street on Hover between 17th Avenue and Belmont. When is the city going to have the landscaping on the west side of Hover look as nice as … Continue reading

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Longmont drivers should watch for the high sign

Dear Johnnie: Seems like the city of Longmont is fleecing us again. Check out the handicapped-parking spot right in front of the door at the Times-Call on Fourth Avenue. You will see that the sign is over 9½ feet in … Continue reading

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Francis St. mystery lights will signal crosswalk

Dear Johnnie: What is the purpose of the newly installed signal lights on Francis both north and south of 23rd Avenue? — Marcia Dear Marcia: I took a look for myself, and I too had a difficult time figuring out … Continue reading

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