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February 27, 2014

Feb. 27, 2014: Letters to the editor

‘Somebody is going to get hurt here’

We have a very serious problem with the traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 31 and Ind. 26 heading east on 26. People think that both lanes go straight through, eastbound, due to there being two lights there and a left turn signal.

Many times while sitting in the turn lane to go north on 31, traffic coming up from behind heading east have a difficult time stopping. Also, people are turning left on the left turn signal after it turns red, even though there is a no left turn without the arrow sign in plain view.

And finally, people are actually going through the light eastbound, then turning into the Speedway gas station, going around the building, and then turning back on 31 north to avoid waiting on the turn arrow.

And I would also like to mention the problems this intersection is creating for people turning left (west) on 26 from 31. The traffic actually stops in the intersection because traffic wanting to turn left on 26 is stopped by traffic wanting to turn left into the Marathon gas station.

My question is, why are the responsible parties not understanding the problems? And if they do understand, then why can’t they correct it?

Seems like allowing a left turn on green after yield for people wanting to go north on U.S. 31 from Ind. 26 from the west would be a pretty simple fix.

Also, removing the middle light would help. The middle light has no meaning, as there is only one lane that goes eastbound and a northbound turn arrow.

Somebody is going to get hurt here. We should consider correcting this before that happens. Help?

Jim Lasley

Kokomo

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