REI, petsmart, chipotle, etc all moved into a new shopping complex thing near costco recently. and because of the stores, a left turn signal light was installed. but the lights were on timer instead of sensor. i have to pass through it every day to get to 101 for work and having the light on timer mode slows things down. i got annoyed enough to email the public works dept of mountain view to ask them what was going on with that. and this is what they emailed to me today:
Thanks for taking time to notify us of your concerns. Yes, this is a temporary condition related to the construction. This project required traffic signal modifications and removal of an existing power pole at Charleston/Independence. The electrical sub-contractor is scheduled to complete their work today and the signal should be operating in actuated mode (“on sensor”) by the end of the day.
that email pretty much made my friday. yay for sensor traffic lights!