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Gridlock on Highway 29; Our city planners at it again.

The signal lights at Trower, Wine Country, Salvador avenues have made traffic gridlock for the way they are timed, not sensored. Traveling northbound you need to stop for the green southbound left turn lights even if nobody's there. They should be censored not timed.

Same goes for southbound 29 at Trower, when the northwest turn lane has cleared you still need to sit through the timed light that should be sensored.

It now takes two to four red lights to go through these intersections depending on the time of day, where before it was just one red light.

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Jim Cereda

Napa

Editor's note: City traffic officials have said the recent change in the light patterns was necessary to accommodate the signalized crossings for the Vine Trail.

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