BDN readers: Traffic signal at Essex and Stillwater giving drivers headaches

Posted Oct. 10, 2012, at 12:12 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Recently, Bangor Daily News readers voiced their opinions on a traffic light at the intersection of Broadway and Stillwater Avenue on the See It, Fix It feature on the BDN website.

Now, readers are turning their attention to another busy intersection in that part of town, as two readers have reported issues at the four-way intersection of Stillwater and Essex Street.

BDN readers can visit the See It, Fix It feature and report issues with roadways in their hometowns.

In regard to the Essex-Stillwater intersection, readers have reported problems with the left-hand turn light in the northbound lane of Stillwater.

Bangor Public Works director Dana Wardwell recently acknowledged that his department has received numerous complaints about that intersection. The roads at the intersection are at a diagonal angle.

The stop bar at the intersection is also far back from the crosswalk, and if vehicles don’t pull all the way up to it, the cycle of the lights takes longer.

Plenty of other issues were noticed by readers, as well. They include a pothole at a railroad crossing on Route 15 in Orrington; speeding drivers on North Street in Houlton, a 25-mph zone; lane marker signs at the intersection of Griffin Road and Kenduskeag Avenue in Bangor; a street light on Third Street in Auburn; and a traffic light at the intersection of Kelly Road and U.S. Route 2 in Orono.

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