A letter to the editor appeared in today’s Journal Gazette regarding the Calhoun Street block between WashingtonÂ and Jefferson Boulevards.Â It was probably written before theÂ markers were placed toÂ define the lanes moreÂ clearly, although it’s clear that hasn’t happened.Â I’m glad I’mÂ not the onlyÂ one concerned about this stretchÂ of street.Â
Calhoun Street is dangerous
Every morning on the way to work I see an accident waiting to happen. Between Washington and Jefferson boulevards Calhoun Street going north had two lanes until the sidewalk improvements and now has just one. The yellow line is hard to see, especially in the dark. The streetlights seem to indicate that there are two lanes. The previous block was two lanes. The next block is two lanes. This block is down to one, but there are cars going in an imaginary second northbound lane ready to turn onto Washington.
I have seen the imaginary-lane cars go straight while the law-abiding drivers want to turn left into the path of the errant car or oncoming cars. Thankfully at 7:30 .a.m. there isn’t a lot of traffic. The Street Department needs to put in and brighter lines and new signs.
GINGER BOOKERÂ Fort Wayne
For the record, I did forward my email to Brad Baumgartner of the Streets Department, but to date, no response has been received and the problem still exists.
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