Letters to editor

Expand Red Top Road

By From page A13 | April 16, 2014

The city has been promising for years to make Red Top Road four lanes instead of two as currently – when certain construction occurred.

City officials were able to sneak in a housing subdivision across from the high school without expanding the roadway. Residents were grateful for a high school but the school district sited it without city or residential input, and still the roadway wasn’t expanded.

Now, plans are underway for more housing at Lopes and Red Top roads . . . any plans for roadway expansion?

I understand apartments are considered for empty lots across from the high school opposite aforementioned subdivision. Personally, I feel the city is trying to piece-meal the new construction so roadway expansion is avoided. Such shenanigans, if true.

We’re not country bumpkins to allow this to happen. Let’s show them we are on alert.

James D. Johnson


Letter to the Editor


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  • DanielApril 16, 2014 - 6:31 am

    All we need is traffic lights on Red Top and Lopes, it's the worst traffic Jan in the city daily.

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  • mike kirchubelApril 16, 2014 - 9:19 am

    The first thing that needs to be done, and i mentioned this about half a dozen years ago, is that there needs to be an exit lane for red top on the westbound side. For the past many years, parents taking their kids to school have had to sit in the slow lane of interstate 80 waiting to get to the exit. That, combined with the two lanes merging into one creates a tragic accident waiting to happen. The fix would be both quick and cheap. The cost of not doing this would be astronomical.

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