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LEFT-TURN SIGNAL GETS GREEN LIGHT FROM TSC

December 8, 1992

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The Lawrence Traffic Safety Commission approved a request Monday night to add left-turn signals at the intersection of Second Street and McDonald Drive, and asked city staff to work out the details with the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

``It's not going to be a five-minute meeting, or a five-minute decision,'' said Terese Gorman, city engineer. ``It won't be an easy decision with the turnpike.''

City officials need to contact turnpike representatives because McDonald Drive is an access road to the turnpike, and therefore is at least partially owned by the turnpike authority.

Gorman will talk to turnpike officials this week to begin talks about ``what needs to be done and who needs to do it,'' she said. ``I just think we have to start meeting, to find out what needs to be done.''

Edna M. Day, 2209 Princeton Blvd., requested that left-turn signals be added to the signals on McDonald Drive ``for the safety of the people that travel through there,'' she said in a letter to Mayor Bob Schulte.

The commission's recommendations will be forwarded to the Lawrence City Commission for consideration.

IN OTHER action Monday, the Traffic Safety Commission:

Postponed until March consideration of a request to paint crosswalks at the intersection of Parkhill Terrace and Kansas Street, and across Louisiana Street at the entrance to Broken Arrow Park.

Recommended installation of a yield sign for southbound traffic on Heatherwood Drive at the Clinton Parkway frontage road.

Denied a request to reduce the speed limit from 30 mph to 20 mph on University Drive, west of Crestline.

Recommended removal of parking on both sides of East 22nd Street, from Haskell Avenue west to the Davol Inc. parking lot.

Postponed until January consideration of a request to install a pedestrian-activated traffic signal across Louisiana Street at Centennial School.

Recommended installation of a stop sign on Ousdahl Road, a recently constructed collector street for the new Wal-Mart, at 31st Street.

Recommended installation of a yield sign for the northbound-to-eastbound right turn lane at 33rd and Iowa streets.

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