Cindy Bodker thinks traffic would flow better if cars went straight ahead from the right lane instead of the left, but Overland Park says that would allow a single driver to hold up many more cars wanting to turn right on red.
Barbara Roberts of Roeland Park works at a hospital east of the trouble zone and feels frustrated by the construction and its unpredictable lane and street closures. She is never certain of the best route to get from Interstate 35 to work and back.
Dale Coy of Lee’s Summit has noticed that if he drives east on 63rd Street approaching Euclid Avenue in Kansas City, he sees a left-turn lane with an arrow on the pavement. But there isn’t a Euclid Avenue to the left. There’s just a grass field and a sign.
Allison Moore of Kansas City asked about a visibility problem for eastbound motorists on Admiral Boulevard turning north, or left, onto Woodland Avenue. Vehicles parked on the west side of Woodland block the left-turning motorists’ view of oncoming traffic, she said.
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.