by Dan Hart
January 24, 2005
We had that at one time. When I found out that the most recent rebuild/reconfiguration at the intersection a few years back did not include a left turn consideration, I contacted the project engineer about the issue. I was told essentially, that they didn't care; we were not getting it. Well, now we have what we have, and I do believe there is more traffic on the hill now than there was in the past.
There is a problem at Third and Jefferson, but you know, a short-term solution would be for everyone to SLOW down when approaching that intersection. If you are traveling uphill, you can see both sides, if you have slowed to somewhat less than the posted speed of 25. If you are doing 5 over the speed right there, you are just asking for trouble. It is just a short ride up the hill, slowing would help the issue.
As far as the homeowners' fences, I believe they absolutely have the right to the added privacy afforded by them. They are there for a reason!
Just my opinion.
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