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February 16, 2013

No More Waitin’ on the Railroad

Drivers: Don’t lose track of closed Columbia Crossing

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Somerset —

Wheeldon said residents in the West Columbia area try to avoid accessing U.S. 27 and Ky. 80 by way of Ogden Street. Park Avenue and Beck Street, both connectors located between West Columbia and Ogden, can be difficult to pull out from, especially amid heavy traffic. Wheeldon said the steep incline of Park Avenue is especially dangerous. 
“Most of them, that’s the reason they go across the railroad because it (the Park Avenue-Ogden intersection) is so unsafe,” Wheeldon said. “... You won’t find a more dangerous place because you have to pull up into the street 20 feet before you can see anything.” 
Girdler on Friday said city engineers are studying Park Avenue and Beck street, and he agreed the visibility is a serious issue there. 
“It’s a huge visibility problem,” Girdler said. 
 

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