View Mobile Site
 
Posted: March 20, 2017 10:49 a.m.

Man on the Street: How would you improve traffic around The Square?

/

Williams

The City of Covington tested four-way stop intersections just off The Covington Square in an attempt to ease the increasingly untenable traffic situation.  How would you make the traffic better?

Amy Williams: “They go back and forth with the four-way stops and the light and no light.  I haven’t seen a whole lot of difference either way.  I have noticed that most people don’t understand how to use a four-way stop.  So, in that aspect, lights are nice because people understand that red means no and green means go.”

Tommy Green: “I’m not sure what we can do to improve traffic on the square, honestly.  We don’t have room to make more lanes, two way traffic is not really going to help anything.  It just is what it is.” 

Melanie Wilder: “I think the traffic has gotten worse because of all the interest in the square.  With more shops and more restaurants comes more traffic and less parking.  It almost needs a perimeter…a way to move it around the square.”  Wilder says that, overall, the flow seems to be improving, except during lunchtime. 

Sheila Walton: “A roundabout would help traffic in Newton County.”

Connor Walton: “Probably a light, at least something more than what is going on right now because if we leave it their own devices then, as you can see, there is a lot of chaos without any order.”  Walton glanced across a lot filled with honking horns and motionless tires. 

Robert Finney: “I think putting the stop signs up hindered it more.  It’d be nice if they could turn it into a circle…a roundabout to keep the traffic flowing.” 

 

 

 

CovNews Comments

You must be logged in to post comments.
http://beta.covnews.com/ encourages readers to interact with one another. We will not edit your comments, but we reserve the right to delete any inappropriate responses.

To report offensive or inappropriate comments, contact our editor.

The comments below are from readers of http://beta.covnews.com/ and do not necessarily represent the views of The Covington News or Morris Multimedia.

1 comment
Mrsavery44: March 20, 2017 11:53 a.m.

I think that the traffic around the square has improved greatly since the lights have been put out of commission. The only time there is a wait is around the 5:00 pm rush home from work. I guess everyone has forgotten about the two to three minute wait for the red light when there are no cars in sight!




Please wait ...