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April 5, 2006
Albany -- If you drive much in Albany, you probably go down Nottingham Way often, and you've probably gotten frustrated there. Traffic backups and wrecks are common. But major changes could make driving there easier and safer.
The intersection of Nottingham Way and Westover Boulevard is one of the busiest in Albany. The Nottingham Way Corridor Analysis will look at traffic patterns along this road from the Whispering Pines intersection through this intersection all the way to Ledo Road.
Increased development along Nottingham Way has led to increased traffic, and delay.
"Sometimes when you're backing up or anything it may take eight to ten minutes of getting out right here at the road of Nottingham," said Zakiya Lescott.
Some people who live and drive in the area complained to the city that intersections along Nottingham need improvement for several reasons such as high traffic. A study by three companies hired by the city will make suggestions on how to fix the problems.
"Due to all the growth of the Westover area, the Nottingham corridor is experiencing a lot of traffic overflow so we found it neccessary to do a study," said City of Albany Transportation Planner David Hamilton.
The study will look at the Westover and Nottingham Road intersection. The intersection has the highest accident rate in the city of Albany. Traffic planners want to add a loop from the Liberty Bypass to the intersection to improve traffic flow through the area.
But the changes wouldn't stop there. There's a possibility for a traffic light at Whispering Pines and lane widening along residential areas, cutting into homeowners front yards.
"I'd have no alternative but to bite the bullet and go with it, but it really wouldn't make me happy to lose 20-30 feet of my front yard," said Robert Keefe.
Input from the city, residents, and those who travel the road will be needed to make the it safer and easier to travel.
Wednesday was the first of two meetings to get public opinion and comments about traffic in the areas.
Many neighbors say this study is very needed along Nottingham.
The traffic study is expected to last until June. The team hired to study traffic conditions will then make recommendations to the city which will send a report to the state Department of Transportation.