Monday, June 11, 2001

You Asked For It

Sixth St. has drivers rattled

By Walt Schaefer
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Question: There are a half dozen or so raised pavement seams on Sixth Street from the west edge of downtown to the Waldvogel Viaduct. Going over these at the 50-mph speed limit is very hard on vehicles. I keep thinking public safety people will report this to the road department and fix the problem, but nothing has been done. Will the seams be fixed soon? - Rich Froese, Delhi Township

        Answer: Cincinnati Traffic Engineer Steve Bailey said there are two road surface issues in the general area — one on Sixth Street and another a bit farther west on River Road. Crews will be out this week to repair severe pavement breaks on River Road between Evans Street and State Avenue. Mr. Bailey said the raised pavement joints on Sixth Street are not as bad as some similar problems in other areas of the city, but Sixth Street is scheduled for pavement joint smoothing this fall.

        Q: When driving west on Martin Luther King Drive, crossing the intersection of Clifton Avenue, it is hard to see lane markings. Could lane lines be painted? - Lori Reis, Miami Heights

        A: Mr. Bailey said the city repaints lane lines every spring and this intersection will receive attention. Lane lines are in bad condition citywide as spring arrives because painting cannot be done under most winter conditions.

        Q. Why are motorists prohibited from making a right turn on red at Lawrence Road and Glenway Avenue in Green Township? There is a very clear view of the traffic on Glenway Avenue. - Mary Ann Brooks, Green Township

        A. Tom Langenbrunner of the Hamilton County Engineer's Office said the “No Turn on Red” sign was placed by the Ohio Department of Transportation, but the county agrees the sign should be removed. Mr. Langenbrunner said a request has been forwarded to ODOT to take away the sign.

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