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On September 2 — one week after Caltrans activated the meters on the Telegraph Canyon Road onramp to the 805 — they activated the meters on the Olympic Parkway onramp.

Traffic congestion in and around the onramp has increased since the activation, although not as much as the ramp from Telegraph Canyon Road. Oleander Avenue seems to be a trouble spot, and many vehicles drive south on this street to make the right turn onto Olympic Parkway and then one block to the freeway.

When the meters are active during high-volume hours, the traffic backs up onto Olympic Parkway for about half a mile. Vehicles that are turning right onto Olympic Parkway from Oleander have to wait for some space to clear before they can make their turn. The green right-turn signal typically allows three cars to turn before the light turns red again. Compounding the problem is the fact that vehicles are not allowed to make a right turn on red due to poor visibility at that intersection.

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SomeoneElse Sept. 6, 2009 @ 11:08 a.m.

Typical Caltrans, creating problems where few existed before.

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karengina Sept. 15, 2009 @ 2:52 p.m.

The sons-of-bitches did it to E Street also. The backup of cars is a nightmare and a joke. They need to remove those ramp signals as they're more trouble than they're worth.

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