The next public input session to discuss proposed changes to the intersection of Broadway and Harrison, is coming up Wednesday evening, according to City Engineer Robert Winiecke. The meeting will run from 6-7 p.m. in the council chambers at the city building, 1209 Williams.
Winiecke reported earlier that about 20 local residents attended the first comment session and he added in his previous report to the council that the consensus of opinion at the first comment session involved moving ahead with the removal of the “island” on the east side of the intersection so a left-turn lane can be installed.
Also, there are two trees at the intersection that interrupt the sight line, making the intersection more dangerous.
Council members stressed their desire to see the city move ahead with the council’s decision to erect traffic signals at that location, though that is not likely to stop concerns about it, City Administrator Howard Partington commented.
“It’s a political intersection. I’ve seen council, after council, after council have to deal with it,” Partington told the council.