Twenty-Minute Turnpike Wait

Has anyone else ever been stuck in traffic waiting for the blinking red light at Cathedral Oaks and Turnpike? On bad days I have waited 20 minutes while the line slowly inches forwards, and this has been happening for months. I know there’s a lot of construction being done on the bridge at that junction, and I believe there are environmental issues that are being considered, but is there any reason the traffic lights can’t be properly activated while the work is going on to avoid these long delays?

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