Whether it’s something you’ve always wondered about, some information you just can’t put your hands on or a sudden curiosity, we want to hear it.This week's question comes courtesy of Los Gatos Patch reader Rachel Rose who asked: "How does one go about getting certain traffic lights checked out? The light at Lark Avenue and Oka Road frequently has red light runners who innocently don't see the light when crossing through the Oka Road intersection. I can't tell you how many times I have seen near-miss accidents due to this. People also block this intersection so that those turning left from Oka onto Lark have no room to go through their own green light. Especially in the late afternoon traffic hours."
To get an answer for Rose, we contacted Town of Los Gatos engineer and Assistant Director to the Parks and Public Works Department Kevin Rohani, who answered the following:
"It is possible that there is a tree limb that covers parts of the traffic signal and some folks may not fully see the signal heads and lights. We will check to make sure all parts of the traffic signal are visible and clear to any visual impediments.
"We have inspected the trees on Lark Avenue and the tree limbs on Lark west of Oka Road are blocking signal heads and mast arm. We are getting the town tree-trimming contractor to perform the needed [work] to clear and open up the visibility of the signal mast arms. The work will be scheduled by our town arborist as part of his many assignments."