Sunday, March 28, 2010

Redstone Arsenal Lives In Fantasy World About Traffic

According to this article in the Huntsville Times the garrison feels that the road system is "mostly a smooth ride".

No mention of the three mile backups most evenings between US 72 and Toftoy on Rideout caused by trying to get out of Gate 9. Much of this is caused by the poor design of the gate with only two exit lanes, declining speed limits as you approach Interstate 565 and a traffic light right after the gate itself. The poor design of how Goss Road also merges with Rideout also doesn't help.

The city needs to start thinking about widening Rideout north of I-565 before things get much worse. In the five years of my working on the Arsenal the evening commute has increased ten-to-fifteen minutes due to the Rideout traffic.

Good depth to this article Huntsville Times.

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