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A possible solution to the debate

April 24, 2012
Messenger News

To the editor:

A solution to the crosstown connector debate: We have the means to close off streets when the city is working on them. We have the means to change our traffic lights to blinking yellow or red. We have the means to put up stop signs in the middle of an intersection. We have the means to put up one way traffic signs. Why not close off the areas that the city planners want to close off, put all the barriers up, change the street lights where needed, add the appropriate signs where needed, and try this for a week without having to move streets before we move forward with this project.

I am game for the crosstown connector if it works out for us, but I am concerned with congestion in that area. Let's just try it for a week or so and see what happens. This way everyone will at least get to see if this is a good idea for the city to proceed with. We have the means to do this. Let's stop pushing or pulling away from the idea until it actually is proven that this is the best thing for us to do, that way everyone will have a better idea of how this is going to handle the morning and late afternoon commutes.

Mark Blaha

Fort Dodge



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