Letter to the Editor: Questions project
BY Peter C. Papen, Tulsa
Monday, April 30, 2012
4/30/12 at 2:43 AM
I am not a traffic engineer, but the construction project at 91st Street and Harvard Avenue will only marginally improve congestion at that corner ("Work on 91st, Harvard intersection to wrap up in August," April 21). Sure, increasing turn lanes will help, but the intersection feeds into three narrow roads: east, north and south. No improvement has been made to South Harvard at least for the past 38 years since I've lived here.
There is a dangerous section between 81st and 71st streets where the lanes could be widened even if the terrain precludes adding additional lanes. As for the sidewalks being added on 91st between Harvard and Delaware, for the sake of "Americans with Disabilities," there is no immediate residential housing there. At a cost of $4.4 million, it will keep some workers on the job for 10 months (yes, 10 months).
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