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The Water Cooler – The Worst Intersection In Concord


The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon.

Today’s question:


QUESTION: In your opinion, what is the worst intersection in Concord?

Talk about it….


Warm Kitty May 23, 2024 - 12:54 PM - 12:54 PM

Galindo & Todos Santos area

Exit 12A May 23, 2024 - 12:57 PM - 12:57 PM

Monument Blvd at Interstate 680.
…. A total fustercluck.

Jeff (the other one) May 23, 2024 - 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM

I would have to agree with this one.

Ms. Mom May 23, 2024 - 1:10 PM - 1:10 PM

Treat & Clayton in the morning commute, they don’t want to wait in line in the left lane so they also use the middle lane to make that left turn. It makes for a horrible backed up mess. IDOITS! stupid people!
there are so many other intersections that suck too!

Bob May 23, 2024 - 5:33 PM - 5:33 PM

Entire city council should have been recalled for approving that Starbucks location.

Original G May 23, 2024 - 1:14 PM - 1:14 PM

Cowell Road at Monument Blvd.
Brand new intersection, comes with it’s own mini ski jump.
High center of gravity vehicle trying to beat a yellow light, cranks wheel hard to make the left turn onto Monument, rolls and some pursuer of emergency transport vehicles is able to afford a new BMW.

Lazy K May 23, 2024 - 1:50 PM - 1:50 PM

680/monument is such a cluster.
The lights only add to the problem

Amy May 23, 2024 - 2:36 PM - 2:36 PM

Gotta be Cowell at Treat. It’s a blind intersection. Drivers get behind you at the red light and honk as though you should go and risk getting broadsided by a speeding car coming from Treat.

Roz May 23, 2024 - 2:51 PM - 2:51 PM

Agree with all that was mentioned above my post.

John Pope May 23, 2024 - 3:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Any intersection with a traffic light programmed by Public Works. No synchronization, no red light cameras, no left turns on flashing yellows, little to no traffic enforcement. Driving around Concord is difficult everywhere. Could we swap the traffic management division with Pleasant Hill?

THE BLACK KNIGHT May 24, 2024 - 12:55 AM - 12:55 AM

The City of Concord is the perfect example of a city that never properly planned for the growth that it’s had. The City of Concord’s answer to the growth it never properly planned for is not to fix those lack of proper planning errors, but to add 25,000 more housing units to the city as quickly as possible in downtown Concord, on the former CNWS property, the former USCG housing property, both Concord BART Stations, infill housing developments throughout the city, and ADUs throughout the city.

The other Frank May 25, 2024 - 12:45 PM - 12:45 PM

Thank you, John.
Your post says it all about traffic in Concord. Poor to no coordination between successive intersections, signals that stop major traffic flow for absolutely no reason, red signal for extended periods of time with no opposing traffic, waiting for left turn thru a complete cycle when there is no traffic that conflicts. How about flashing yellow left turn signals like those in Walnut Creek? I see daily many drivers ignoring red lights, perhaps due to total frustration caused by poor signaling. C’mon Concord, get it together!

Mac N Cheese May 23, 2024 - 4:42 PM - 4:42 PM

Turning right onto Farm Bureau from Concord Blvd going towards Willow Pass road. They’ve painted the road green and put up a sign to indicate where you should “start your turn”. Only problem is everyone “starts their turn” way before that sign by driving in the bike lane. Heads up! If you drive in the bike lane you’ll get a 234$ ticket. If you start your turn where the sign says you’re supposed to then you’ll get rear ended by people driving in the bike lane. I now avoid making a turn there so I don’t get a ticket or rear ended. I’m so glad the city made it safer for bicyclists tho!

Bob May 23, 2024 - 5:35 PM - 5:35 PM

Treat & Oak Grove.

My personal favorite observation is people diving from the shopping center across THREE lanes of Treat to the left turn stoplight, usually during rush hour.

Ape May 24, 2024 - 9:11 AM - 9:11 AM

Oh my…so many candidates. I don’t know which to choose. I kind of hate them all.

G May 24, 2024 - 3:03 PM - 3:03 PM

Cowell and Babel…..always accidents; knock on wood there hasn’t been one in a while.

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