REVERE â€“ If you have been sitting in traffic on North Shore Road at Revere Street you know what the city councillors are concerned about.
Monday night the city council called for the MassDOT to improve the signal at the busy intersection. On one side the traffic backs up to the MBTA parking garage and on the other side commuters coming from Lynn often sit through 10-15 light cycles before they get through the light. To complicate matters the is an active fire station.
Council President John Powers, who represents the area, and Councillor Robert Hass Jr. dodged an accident at the intersection. Powers questioned whether or not the police detail should return to the garage area. Heâ€™d like to see the MBTA and MassDOT come in and address the situation, especially since new housing is coming to the area.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€œThe state DOT needs to take immediate action,â€ Haas said.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky said he didnâ€™t think adjusting the lights or the state would help. He wants to see the cityâ€™s traffic commission get involved too.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Councillor Steven Morabito disagreed and said the light at the intersection â€œis way off.â€
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€œWe need immediate results before summer,â€ said Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso. â€œThis is a dangerous situation that needs to be corrected immediately.â€