Sometimes things don’t seem to make sense.
Dale Coy of Lee’s Summit has taken notice. 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.
So what’s the deal?
The Watchdog visited the area, hoping to play fetch in that empty field. But he noticed more arrows farther east that also pointed to places where a motorist couldn’t turn.
To figure this out, the Dog talked with Sean Demory at Kansas City’s Public Works Department.
Demory pointed out that East 63rd is a four-lane road with a shared turn lane. Westbound drivers can use the lane throughout to turn left where it’s appropriate. Eastbound drivers can also use it — where appropriate.
Demory said staffers will determine if the turn arrows need to be relocated to better show this to drivers.
The Dog can’t say whether these arrows are improperly placed, but to be appropriate? That’s a tall order for this unruly mutt.
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