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What Do You Think of Havertown's New Traffic Light?

Tell us how you think it will impact traffic in the area.

A set of new traffic lights is being installed at Hillcrest Avenue and Eagle Road near the location of the new Haverford-Area YMCA.

How do you think it will impact traffic there? Will you be changing your route? Tell us by commenting below.
Lili73 October 02, 2013 at 12:25 PM
I love it. Living in the neighborhood near Hillcrest I always avoided entering Eagle Road from Hillcrest to make a left turn...its impossible. Now I don't have to drive blocks out of my way to Grassland to go to Pops or 7-11. The traffic light will reduce the speeding cars and the light is only 8 seconds long when triggered by cars exiting the Y or Hillcrest so stop complaining. I am not happy to see the Septa buses though. Thank goodness they only run once an hour.
Joe October 04, 2013 at 12:08 PM
In January of 2012, my Mother was killed at the intersection of Eagle and Maryland. It would have been nice to see some sort of traffic/warning light at that intersection but, at least they painted lines on the shoulders of Eagle Rd. This new traffic light might slow the speed of traffic on Eagle, and that means even more people cutting through the neighborhoods, endangering the residents.
Big Lou October 06, 2013 at 10:37 PM
@Joe...I'm one of the motorists who do cut through the neighborhoods, BUT I drive the posted 15 and make the "free" complete stops when I arrive at those big red octagon signs. There is nothing wrong with "cutting" through the neighborhoods so long as the law is being followed. The traffic lights on Route 3 between Eagle and the Blue Route East bound need to be better timed, then maybe the neighborhood cutting would cease. :) 15 mph is better than 0 mph.
GEORGE E. BROWN, SR. October 11, 2013 at 11:50 PM
THE ADDED LIGHT WAS NOT NEEDED. TL'S ONLY CLOG UP TRAFFIC. BEING SENSER OPERATED IT CANNOT BE TIMES. THE TOWNSHIPS TRAFFIC RULES AND REG'S WERE FORM THE EARLY 1900'S. THEY UNREALISTIC TODAY. 4 WAY STOPS, 3 WAY STOP SIGN'S ON T'S ALL SLOW TRAFFIC AT ONE POINT SO IT GOES FASTER AT ANOTHER, LAW OF NATURE. I HAVE LIVED HERE SINCE '47, DRIVER LIC. SINCE '61, THE INCREASE IN TRAFFIC SINCE THEN HAS BEEN OUTTA SIGHT. I COULD GO ON FOR EVER, THE ILLEGAL USE OF SCHOOL ZONE'S AND LIGHT'S, 15 MPH SIGNS, WHEN THE MIN. POSTED SPEED ALLOWED IS 25MPH OUTSIDE OF A LEGALLY OPERATED FLASHING SCHOOL ZONE.

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