Several residents who live up College Hill are complaining that the three-way intersection at the corner of College Avenue and E. Main Street badly needs the installation of a signal light.
The intersection is a real problem for nearby residents because of the heavy vehicular traffic on East Main Street as well as the pedestrian traffic passing through.
The problem is compounded by events at the Los Gatos Civic Center, which cause a high volume of pedestrian traffic, they said.
"It is not uncommon to sit and wait for five minutes before a break occurs that allows egress from College Avenue onto East Main Street," one resident wrote Los Gatos Patch in nominating the intersection for this week's spotlight.
Besides the pedestrians, twice daily heavy traffic from nearby causes grid-lock on East Main Street, they said.
"Compounding all this is the not-uncommon practice of south and northbound motorists on East Main Street to just ignore the stop signs and go sailing through the intersection," a Patch Watch reader added. "Complaints to the police department about the non-observance of the stop signs have been lodged, but still motorists are choosing to ignore the stop signs."
More than 125 homes are located up College Hill, plus the and the Convent retirement home.
LOCATION: Corner of College Avenue and East Main Street
PROBLEM: Heavy vehicular and foot traffic at intersection has made residents who live up College Hill request town officials install a signal light.
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Los Gatos Parks and Public Works Department.
DATE REPORTED: May 7, 2012.
DAYS ON WATCH: 2