Seems like the proverbial broken record. I just attended the Route 220 safety corridor meeting. It appears that everyone knows there are problems and they know where the problems exist. Now for the frustrating part. I have said it before in this column and I will continue to say it, nothing done along this corridor will work until the drivers start paying attention to the existing speed limit, come to a complete stop at the stop signs like the rule book says, and just have respect for the other drivers. And we all know that fixing these 3 issues will never be accomplished.
Reducing the speed limit is the best thing for this road, but we all know how well the drivers will obey that speed limit the same way they obey the current one.
Installing a traffic light in the middle of a 55, ok lets be realistic, 60-65 mph speed zone is not very wise.
Continuing to close off crossovers or reduce the amount of access points only makes for a longer drag strip and even fewer reasons for these drivers to slow down.
I always keep hearing and reading that Route 220 is unsafe. This Route 220 road is not unsafe. It is the drivers who use it or abuse the rules that are the safety issue.
In a nutshell, if you want to eliminate the issues with current Route 220, and the only thing that will work, get I-99 built!
William Sober, Jr
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