Q: Would it be possible to have a study at the intersection of Upper Sherman Avenue and Veterans Road in Queensbury?

There have been numerous close calls with people pulling out in front of others. The area has seen substantial buildup, with two sports complexes and additional housing being constructed. A three-way stop sign would really be great. Is there any chance it could be looked at?

-- John Hall, Queensbury

A: The simple answer to your query is no, town officials don’t believe making that intersection a three-way stop is a good idea.

There is, indeed, continued light industrial, commercial and residential growth along Sherman Avenue and Upper Sherman Avenue.

The road has become a “major thoroughfare” between Glens Falls and Queensbury.

“I would never consider putting a three-way stop at that intersection,” said Queensbury Highway Superintendent Mike Travis. “It just doesn’t make sense for the flow (of traffic).”

Adding another stop sign along Upper Sherman Avenue/Sherman Avenue would only work to create more traffic congestion, town officials said.

“I’m not convinced a three-way stop is a good idea,” said Queensbury Supervisor Dan Stec.

The Upper Sherman Avenue/Veterans Road intersection has never officially been studied, officials said.

There is a four-way stop at the nearby busy intersection of South Western Avenue and Sherman Avenue.

Veterans Road has seen an increase in traffic coinciding with the Sherman Avenue/Upper Sherman Avenue buildup.

Town highway crews added a right-turn lane on Veterans Road for traffic headed east on Upper Sherman Avenue when Veterans Road was repaved two years ago.

“It’s worked well,” Travis said.

Stop signs are not intended to slow traffic, under federal guidelines.

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(2) comments

GFRed
GFRed

If not a stop sign, how about a traffic light? I agree that something needs to be done. With the construction of the new training center on Veterans Road, the traffic is only going to get worse. I'm shocked to hear that no studies have been done. Shouldn't that have been part of the planning process for the new training center?

Dave
Dave

AS A DAILY USER OF THIS AREA MY GUESS IS THAT THE "CLOSE CALLS' ARE THE RESULT OF DRIVERS SPEEDING EAST ON SHERMAN. I DONT BELIEVE WARREN COUNTY SHERIFFS PATROL ENFORCES THE SPEED LIMIT MUCH IN THIS SPOT. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANYONE PULLED OVER HERE??

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