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Old 10-22-2014, 07:32 PM
Location: OH
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Anyone know what is up with the odd lane modification on Long Street downtown?

The City apparently has reduced Long Street by one lane from 5 lanes to 4. Part of this change results in a strange swerving of the lane so that while Long Street is a straight road without turns, one must swerve to stay in your lane at a certain point between High Street and 4th Street. I foresee this resulting in accidents as avoidable traffic backups as people not paying sufficient attention wreck or must stop and change lanes suddenly.

I can only imagine how bad this is going to be when it snows and drivers cannot see the painted lines. Heck, just in the rain it is difficult enough to see the lane markers.
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:58 AM
Location: OH
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Looks like the clusterfaq that is the long street lane alteration is to accommodate cyclists. I think most motorists would hardly refer to these changes as "improvements."

Bicycle Accommodation Improvements and Resurfacing, Long and Spring Streets Downtown

Columbus crews will begin a bicycle accommodation and resurfacing project on Long and Spring streets between Marconi Boulevard and Hamilton Avenue (immediately east of I-71) beginning Monday, September 29, weather permitting. Motorists and cyclists should expect various restrictions and lane closures and watch for crews and equipment.
Crews will maintain at least two lanes on Long and Spring streets for weekday work, however expect Long and Spring streets to be reduced to one lane for weekend work only. Additional details on restrictions will be posted to pavingtheway.org as the project progresses. For additional information on the project, see the City of Columbus Department of Public Service project flier at http://bit.ly/longspringbikes. The project is expected to be complete by November 1, weather permitting. (Columbus)

Paving the Way | Central Ohio Road Construction Information
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