ACHD sweeper trucks are working the streets during this year's mild winter; Collister Street north of Hill Road had a new-pavement construction delay due to higher-than-expected work bids; left-turn-only sign on Parkcenter Boulevard to Highland Street doesn't mean that U-turns are restricted
Dear Road Wizard: During mild winters when ACHD's diligently plowing snow from our roads and residential streets, why aren't we noticing a diversion of equipment and manpower back to the mundane, but very necessary, work of street sweeping? Our gutters and storm drains are still clogged with leaves and some trees are still dropping. What is ACHD doing during this "winter breather" to reallocate its resources?David
Dear Road Wizard: Hill Road and adjoining streets were chip sealed in 2016. If I remember correctly, Collister Drive north of Hill Road was not chip sealed because it was scheduled for new paving during the fall of 2017. That did not occur. Is there an explanation?Dan W.
Dear Road Wizard: I was driving east on Parkcenter Boulevard and needed to make a U-turn. I got in the left-turn lane for Highland Street and thought with three oncoming lanes I could easily make a U-turn, but the sign indicated left-turn only. I obeyed the sign and proceeded on Highland and turned around. When I returned to Parkcenter, there was a sign saying "Right Turns Yield to U-turns." Please explain.Bob
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