The Drive: Readers ask how to turn left at light-rail crossings

  • Article by: TIM HARLOW , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 22, 2013 - 7:35 PM

For the past two years, motorists on University Avenue in St. Paul have been able to make left turns and cross the tracks of the new light-rail line that will run between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul without worrying about whether a train was coming.

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jpjc54Dec. 23, 13 7:32 AM

This project is a money pit at over $55 million per mile this is more than 50 times the cost of buying a few more buses that actually work with the flow of vehicles versus clogging the flow of vehicles. A clear example of waste, fraud and influence peddling that these cities can not afford.

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lafoolDec. 23, 13 8:47 AM

Pass on the left to turn onto University? Please ouble check because I am pretty sure many of those turns occur with left turn arrows. Pass on the left means we are crossing traffic with the same green arrow.

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samiamDec. 23, 1311:14 AM

What's more interesting is making a left turn off university onto a side street. I have almost been hit several times by drivers not paying attention. It will be more interesting when drivers get that "deer in headlights" look when they see a train

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Stefano_GDec. 27, 1310:11 AM

This would seem obvious at perpendicular intersections but not so at acute/oblique ones such as Prior/University where some signage will be needed.

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viqueenfailJan. 3, 14 8:24 AM

If you have to explain it then maybe it's not the best way. What are people from out of town supposed to do, take a Twin Cities driving course before coming to town?

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