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Traffic Talk: Shedding light on a darkened interstate intersection

Don Gammill: Oklahoma City and state transportation officials respond to intersection lighting concerns at Interstate 35 and Memorial Road.

by Don Gammill Published: January 7, 2013
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It didn’t take long to realize this reader’s concerns just might cross more than one jurisdictional line.

I have often found it very difficult to find the on-ramp to northbound Interstate 35 from Memorial Road at night. As you know, the exit ramp from Interstate 35 is the first intersection you come to going north from Memorial Road on the service road. Then, there is a gap before coming to the on-ramp for the highway. This is confusing in the daylight and nearly impossible to see in the dark. I wonder if it would be wise and possible for there to be a big light put there to allow better visibility? I-35 is lit up like a town, but this particular on-ramp is as dark as a Third World country. If not a light, maybe even some better road striping and signage would help.

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by Don Gammill
General Assignment Editor and Columnist
Don Gammill is general assignment editor and columnist. A native of Ponca City, he graduated from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma). While in college, he was a sports stringer for The Oklahoma City Times....
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