STUCK ON EVAN HEWES — I live in Holtville and drive to El Centro to work. My complaint is that the signal light at Highway 111 is unfair to east-west traffic on Evan Hewes. The green light burns until traffic as far as the eye can see passes on 111. When it's Evan Hewes' turn, the green turns to red after about five cars cross. It takes five minutes to clear the Calexico to Brawley traffic and Holtville traffic to El Centro gets maybe 30 seconds. That's not fair! — Commuter, Holtville
We agree it's not fair but that's the way it is. We drive that road every day. One day we waited for what seemed an eternity for the green light. We were fourth in line but that day only three cars passed before the light went from red to green.
We vowed to nail the light. For two months we timed it. Although it seemed like a long time, we never spent longer than two minutes waiting. Nevertheless, we're going to time it again because it seems to be taking longer to clear the Calexico to Brawley (and vice versa) crowd.