When Dave Doherty of Kansas City, Kan., drives west on Interstate 70 toward downtown, he sees people cutting across multiple lanes at the Interstate 670 extension to stay on I-70, even though I-670 feeds back into I-70 and isn’t circuitous.
He said the markings on both I-70 and I-670 don’t clearly inform people that the two highways join again approximately two miles later.
The Missouri Department of Transportation disagrees that the signs aren’t clear enough.
According to MoDOT spokesman Stephen Porter, “I-670 is signed as I-70 Alternate, because the two eventually meet again on the Kansas side. Drivers on westbound I-70 have a choice to use I-670 as an alternate to I-70 through the city.”
Porter calls the signs clear and appropriate.
The Watchdog says his language is usually clear, though not always appropriate.
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