Here is Steve Willson’s latest contribution:
Thanks for the graphic and the caption, Cal.
After looking at it, I’m more doubtful than before that change=improvement.
Let’s be clear: the two-part, turn-right, turn-left intersection at 176 & 47 is stupid.
It also exists, so the marginal cost is zero.
Smoothing it all out will remove one traffic light.
That means the average motorist will save 30 seconds.
Is that worth millions of dollars?
Could be, but I’d like to see some very specific cost-versus-benefits numbers before I sign on.
The issue of safety has also been raised, but with the recent change at the northern part of this intersection — putting in a traffic light — my guess is that safety is no longer nearly as big a concern.
Again, I could be wrong, but I’d like to see definitive evidence before millions of dollars are spent.