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Fri., May 31, 2013

Road work a danger

Car accidents cause deaths every day. If we can prevent as many accidents as possible, shouldn’t we?

The road construction off the Division Street and Interstate 90 exit almost daily causes an accident because there is one lane for two lanes of cars to merge together. I know this is only temporary until the roads are fixed, but I also know it won’t be the only time an off-ramp, or any road, has construction.

After-work rush hour is not the ideal time to do road construction on any road. I get off work every day at 8:30 p.m., and every day when I get to Division I stop at every red light due to traffic. It would not be ideal for the workers to be working after 9:30 p.m. in the dark, but at the same time we have to do what is better for the whole community.

While I don’t want to make it seem as if I don’t care about the construction workers, this is the job they signed up for. If working on the road in the earlier hours of the morning or after night rush is better, then this is what needs to be done.

Alyssa Mayfield

Medical Lake

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