Richard Johns has noticed postal carriers aren’t always in uniform. One woman, he said, wore a zebra top and jeans. “If you didn’t see the truck, you would think she was breaking into the boxes,” he said.
Motorists are going straight from the new left-turn-only lane at Red Bridge and Wornall roads. The city said it would freshen up the faded striping. But new striping at the edge of the street leaves the key problem unsolved.
Ed Roberts noticed that Leawood’s two signs on the Indian Creek recreational trail give different opening and closing times. The eastern sign, near the state line, says the trail opens a half hour after sunrise and closes a half hour before sunset. The western sign says it’s a half hour before sunrise until a half hour after sunset.
Northland resident Emma J. Ludwig said she has perfect vision but often has trouble seeing lane markings at night, especially if it's raining. She wonders if the yellow and white lane markings could be put down with a reflective paint that would be more visible.
Marjorie Bain of Stilwell wondered why the Metcalf Avenue bridge over the Blue River was closed again last month after having reopened only two months earlier. Couldn’t the work have been done when the bridge was closed before?
Bill Keller says a sign on westbound I-470 points to markers that aren’t there, but MoDOT says many markers remain in place. The agency will review the southeast Kansas City interchange, however, to see if any sign adjustments are needed.
Michael Darby noticed that the city has installed posts, at least along his route between Wornall and Holmes roads. The posts indicate that if pedestrians have problems, they can call 911 and tell authorities their exact location. But when he went by, all the posts had the identical mileage designation: .2.
On a private street used by shoppers near 135th Street and State Line Road in Leawood, the left lane is marked for left turns going south, and the right lane is for right turns going north. And the center lane? An arrow guides drivers straight ahead into a field.
Thomas McKittrick still hasn’t seen the no-parking signs promised last fall for eastbound 31st Street in the Martini Corner area of midtown. Kansas City says the work is in the pipeline and should be done soon.
When Lenexa resident Dan Straka drives on 75th Street over Interstate 35, he characterizes this stretch, where Overland Park and Merriam meet, as the definition of a “washboard road.” But the dog days of summer will bring positive change.