Q: Why do the traffic signals at Fifth Avenue Northwest and the Meridian/Second Street couplet in Puyallup seem so out of synch? – Janet W., Puyallup
A: First, let us set the scene.
The main north-south drag through the heart of Puyallup is the Meridian/Second Street couplet.
Meridian is one-way southbound. Second Street (and sometimes Third Street) is one-way northbound.
Now Fifth Avenue Northwest crosses both stems near Grayland Park.
Got it? Good.
We will let Janet, who frequently drives on Fifth Avenue Northwest, take it from here.