When Seagayl Henderson of De Soto drives east on Kansas 10 and wants to exit at Woodland Road, she has found that the constant traffic makes it very difficult to turn left onto the northbound side of Woodland.
She said people get frustrated and end up turning right, then making U-turns or other maneuvers to head back north. She would like a better solution, such as a traffic light.
Olathe has been paying attention to this interchange.
But after its two most recent reviews, including one this month, the engineering staff concluded that traffic volumes on the ramp were too low to justify a traffic signal, said Linda Voss, Olathe’s senior traffic engineer.
She noted that during the morning rush hour, drivers typically waited one to two minutes to make a turn — comparable to the time people wait at lights.
Voss said that if traffic increases, the city will consider installing a signal if it has the money to do so.
The Watchdog says there’s only one signal he can’t live without: the one from a certain perky papillon that says she’s still interested.
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