We received this email and being we all travel on and thru the Ina rd/Oracle rd intersection, we thought our readers would be interested in what's planned for this intersection. It "ain't pretty."
Learned last night from Rick Ellis (PCDOT) and Supervisor Day that this is what is going to be implemented at the Ina/Oracle Intersection - Ina Rd (only) will be employing the "Michigan Left." (You may think I am kidding but this is the honest-to-God truth.)
If you are heading East on Ina and want to head north on Oracle, you will pass thru the intersection, crank a U at a special traffic signal to be installed where-they-are-not-sure-yet, and then merge right and turn right (north) onto Oracle.
As if that right-hand turn lane isn't busy enough at 5:30 PM - I've seen it back up almost to Westward Look.
Same if you are heading west on Ina and want to head south on Oracle. (Honestly, are they going to put in another signal between Oracle and Assisi/Paseo del Norte? Or maybe redo that intersection?)
Apparently this is a done deal - the County has already purchased the Shell Station on the NEC.
Rick said that a semi should be able to make the U-turn. (So how about a ladder truck? And won't this be a plus for law enforcement....)
Oracle Rd will have the customary 2 lefthand turn lanes each way onto Ina.
(At least OV was courteous enough to notify the neighbors - even the ones who were not OV residents - and ask their opinion regarding the new traffic circle at Hardy/Northern. By the time we learn of the County's Michigan Left, it is a fait accompli.)
Boggles my mind.