Letter: Roundabouts aren’t always a wise idea

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Editor,

It is now obvious that roundabouts are not appropriate at some intersections.

Many are important aids to improved traffic flow and public life-saving reducers of serious accidents. The early ones along Keystone are wonderful and will provide decades of public benefits and a great investment of finances. Unfortunately, many others are ridiculous wastes of money and create worse traffic flow than previously existed.

An example is those  on West Main Street that have resulted in dangerous and slower moving traffic that are confusing and seem more like stretches of mini race tracks testing drivers’ accident-avoidance skills. These are especially  hard to navigate at night because of poor lighting, black pavement and seemingly random distances between direction changes.

It is not always proper spending of public funds just because you have it.

Pat Lovett, Carmel


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