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Maplewood to Consider Partially Lifting ‘No Turn on Red’ at Baker & Valley

Are you sick of sitting at the light at Baker and Valley, staring at that “No Turn on Red” sign?

Maplewood Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams announced on June 21 that the town is exploring whether or not to continue the “no right turn on red” from Baker onto Valley Street — at least during overnight hours.

The town is seeking public feedback on the matter.

Noting that cars were able to make the right on red from Baker onto Valley in the not too distant past, Adams said that the current prohibition was causing traffic backups and “a lot of frustration” from residents. Citing recent efforts to increase pedestrian safety in the town, Adams said that the town engineer was reviewing the potential impact of a right turn on red on safety.

“We are recommending 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. right now for the fewest amount of pedestrians,” said Adams.

Adams can be reached at [email protected].

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