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Low speed limit, larger area good for intersections


To the Editor:

Reference Roger Anderson’s letter to the editor, dated Wednesday, July 3. Bravo.

I, too, have been wondering just why nothing has been done about a speed limit approaching the infamous “Walmart intersection.” I, too, have never seen a traffic light on a stretch of road, stoplight-controlled, where the speed limit is 55 miles per hour, a limit which soon may be 65 miles per hour if rumors from downstate prove to be true.

Local officials should be screaming at government entities downstate to solve this problem. Like Anderson, I believe a speed limit is necessary. Let’s put a speed limit of 40 miles per hour on the stretch of U.S. 2 from the city limits of Ironwood to just past the Aspirus Grand View Hospital entrance — another infamous section of highway which has had its share of major accidents.

Again, like Anderson, I am sure this will go a long way toward solving the problem. Let us take some action now, before we have more deaths associated with one of those two intersections.

Ken Bowman



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