Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles responds to your ‘Ask The Mayor’ questions: Hope Rd. and County Line Rd.

The following is an ‘Ask The Mayor’ question submitted to TLS, and the Mayor’s response. Email your questions for the Mayor to

Question: Dear Mayor

Thank you for discussing this topic. i have another couple of ideas that can A- alleviate traffic at that intersection, B- prevent accidents from happening.

1- The white stop line in the left turn lane -(heading North on Hope Chapel Rd turning west to County Line) , if that gets moved back 10-20 feet it would allow cars to make a wider turn onto Hope Chapel Rd thereby preventing getting hit by a car heading down county line, as the corner there gets very tight but isnt visibly tight until you get closer.
2- along with the right turn lane on hope, as mentioned in the above article, the left turn light should turn red.
3- there should be a white turning lane painted for cars coming from hope chapel and turning right (East bound) onto county line ride, to remind them to stay in the first lane as the law requires, the cars generally make a right into the second lane as they would then like to turn left on to Kent road, which cause accidents by people turning left out of the Cathedral side of Hope Chapel.
4- they should extend the left turn lane light to allow for more traffic to flow from county onto home during high peak hours.

as a side note the Light Sensors on both sides of hope are not aligned correctly. At night it can literally take 10 minutes for the light to change as it only catches cars in a very specific spot.

Thank you

a neighbor

Response from Mayor Coles: Thank you for these suggestions. I firmly believe the folks who ride these roads everyday can give us better suggestions than engineers or traffic studies. I will forward these suggestions to Traffic and Safety and to the county, since the roads belong to them. I will also ask that the sensors be checked.



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There are 1 Comments to "Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles responds to your ‘Ask The Mayor’ questions: Hope Rd. and County Line Rd."

  • zman says:

    As a resident that lives at the intersection I can tell you the main problem here is that people do not stop at the white line on Hope Chapel thereby causing the traffic trying to head south on Hope Chapel to have a difficult turn. Second problem is when you get a car turning south on Hope Chapel from the west bound lane on County Line there are always a few cars behind the first car that follow before the first car completes the turn. So the first car either gets bound up by a car over the stop line or you get a vehicle turning into the chiropractors office slowing down traffic and then chaos reigns in the intersection. As far as I’ve seen the cars coming out of Hope Chapel and illegally crossing to the center lane heading east towards Kent have never been hit by a car coming out of Cathedral that are trying to maintain their lane. I’ll say this again like I’ve said here before, we need a police presence out here besides them flying through here going to a call. I see more cars pulled over out here by Jackson and Howell police, never see it done by Lakewood. Also they should keep an eye at the corner of Kent and County Line as well because of the people constantly cutting through the girls school parking lot to avoid the light even though the school has put up signs.