Wednesday, February 4, 2015

"Roundabout approved; city will pay extra $262,000 for traffic circle"

From The Journal

"RACINE — The city will end up footing part of the bill for a roundabout at Hamilton Street and Douglas Avenue when a partial reconstruction of Highway 32 takes place in 2017.

"The City Council voted 7-5 on Tuesday night at City Hall, 730 Washington Ave., to pick up $262,612 of the cost for putting in the traffic circle after state transportation officials ruled the project unwarranted. Aldermen Melissa Kaprelian-Becker, Mike Shields, Eddie Diehl, Ron Hart and Q.A. Shakoor II, voted against the move."

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Another colossal waste of tax dollars.  I've driven through that intersection many, many times.  A roundabout is uncalled for.  Maybe the police who sit and talk in the parking lot on the southeast corner could do some traffic control?

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