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Sound Off: Roundabout lights

The lights in the roundabout at 28th and O’Connell Road have been out for several months after one in the roundabout was hit by a car. That light fell and damaged another light. The two remaining lights then ceased to work, leaving the area in total darkness. After a concern was raised about students having to cross there to get to the school bus stop in the darkness, one light was able to be turned on. When will the remaining lights be fixed so the roundabout is fully illuminated?

The city recently received the new poles for installation. City staff expect the project to be complete in approximately 30 days.

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rlsd 11 months, 2 weeks ago

I detest them and they are just frustrating. What about the word "STOP" do people not understand. A huge waste of taxpayer money, oh wait, that is most of what they do with my hard earned dollars.


milkman_dan 11 months, 2 weeks ago

I always look forward to the roundabout at the West Lawrence exit when returning from KC. If there is no traffic, I try to coast through the entire roundabout to the toll gate.


riverdrifter 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Roundabouts are great, much better than 4-way stops. The mother of all roundabouts in Kansas is at Florence at the intersection of US 50 and US 77. That sucker is a hundred yards across. Since it was built 8-10 years ago the number of accidents there has fallen through the floor from when they had the old 4-way stop -and they had routine Talladega-league smashups there.


bearded_gnome 11 months, 2 weeks ago

roundies help pedestrians?

tgot any more faery tales?

people do not stop at roundies, thus there's no turn for safe pedestrian crossings!!!!!!

plus sometimes the roundies themselves obstruct some of the visibility especially with the vegetation growing. drivers only look left, they're notlooking for pedestrians!

get a clue!


oneeye_wilbur 11 months, 2 weeks ago

That roundabout is a disgrace to the area. It blocks sight lines from all directions and sadly,

when many of the young people in Prairie Park start driving DO NOT be surprised when they plow their car into the thing and someone dies. It will happen!

It happened on Ward Parkway in KCMO.

The city has done that neighborhod a disservice with that crappy expenditure! Parents, hope your child is not the one who dies!


FlintlockRifle 11 months, 2 weeks ago

18 Wheelers just drive over the center walkway, just the same as the ones on north Kasold, which is getting more and more truck traffic each day headed to the plants south of KPL plant, right now Kasold is pretty smooth after new facelift. Truck go south from Kasold and Farmers Turnpike all the way to 6th , won't be smooth long.


kernal 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Wonder how that 18-wheeler Knight Transport truck that parks overnight on E. 25th Terrace manages that roundabout.


workinghard 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Maybe if they would use regular light poles instead of fancy decorative poles it wouldn't take so long to get replacements and probably way cheaper.


oletimer 11 months, 3 weeks ago

roundabouts, the dumbest thing to be developed since politicians


workinghard 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Maybe they should order extras if it takes that long to get them.


Benjamin Roberts 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you for shedding light on this, in a roundabout way.


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