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LAKEWOOD: What exactly was accomplished by road changes?

Letter by Frederick D. Garvin, Lakewod on Nov. 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm with No Comments »
November 23, 2012 12:42 pm

I live in the neighborhood right off of Bridgeport Way, across from the Lakewood Walmart. Recently, road crews completed work on the stretch of Bridgeport that begins at the intersection of Custer Boulevard and continues to the University Place Fred Meyer store.

What exactly has been accomplished by this project? The street is now jet-black, and the previously normal-length traffic lane markers are now a series of short, unevenly placed lines that are virtually impossible to see when it’s dark outside or when the road is wet.

The intersections that mark the three entrance/exits for Walmart were hazardous enough before this project, what with reckless drivers tearing out of the parking lots and racing down Bridgeport at all hours. Now the lane visibility on the road has been severely compromised.

Who was the brain trust behind this operation?

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