Q: At the intersection of Old Niskayuna Road, Osborne Road and Loudon Road (better known as Route 9 & Route 378), the lights are causing a jam. The traffic coming from Osborne to meet Route 9 is given a green light, only to be stopped at a red light immediately after going through. The drivers back up traffic all the way to the light on Osborne and beyond (blocking Old Niskayuna Road as they do, which is illegal and unsafe) because there is only room for a few cars ahead and the light at Route 9 doesn’t allow them to proceed. Meanwhile, there is a line of cars sitting at a green light wondering why they aren’t moving. This is not a matter of waiting just a few seconds before a change in the light, this is a drawn out minute or two wait for the lights to cycle to a point traffic can pass freely from Osborne across Route 9. Why have the light green when the traffic ahead can’t move? This has been like this for years. The lights need to be synchronized to allow for traffic to flow east/west from Osborne while the north/south Route 9/Old Niskayuna Road traffic is stopped.
—T. Jetter, Troy