Monday, July 13, 2009

Dangerous Intersection

The intersection between highways 22 and 54 east of Caroline has claimed its share of victims over the the years..
While some improvements were made by the installation of lightpoles some years ago, the increased traffic volume has rendered the design of the intersection outdated:
Traffic coming from the south (from where the camera is positioned) on Highway 22, which enters the intersection, like the camper in the photo, is very vulnerable to high speed traffic from the west, hiding behind a large vehicle such as the B-Train seen turning south on Highway 22 in the photo. A turning lane is needed for vehicles like the B-train, that bypasses the intersection itself. This is exactly what has been done with the intersection between highways 22 and 11 east of Rocky Mountain House. It is only a matter of time before more people are maimed or killed in this intersection.

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