We have all experience it. The stop and go of “Rush Hour” on SR-33 from I-270 to Avery Rd. Every morning and every afternoon, cars merge onto I-270 and then immediately exit again. And what happens? Everyone backs up, traffic comes to a crawl, fender benders, over heated cars and upset drivers. It happens every night and every morning. It happens to residents of Muirfield, Kendall Ridge, Historic Dublin, Wyandotte Woods, Bryson Cove, Hawk’s Nest and every street, neighborhood and subdivision. Yet, Dublin’s Engineering department has consistently not found a solution to the problem. How can that be?
Every driver on that stretch of SR-33 knows what the answer is. It’s simple. It’s obvious. It’s inexpensive. Extend the entrance/exit ramps on each side of the road. The section of road is approximately one mile long in each direction, with no obstacles or challenges on either side. This answer has been there for years. But Dublin has not dealt with this issue. Instead, Dublin has spent money on traffic calming on Tara Hill ($900k) and The Roundabout to Nowhere ($1.1 million). Dublin City Council has chosen to pander to special interest groups and to not address a community-wide issue.
The photo below shows the section of road under discussion with lane extensions highlighted in red.
Kevin Walter believes in Fiscal Responsibility. That means using the resources that Dublin has in positive and meaningful ways. It means solving community-wide problems. It means working on the problems that matter to the community and using resources for the greater good. This solution is so obvious, so simple, so doable.
Kevin Walter would work with the various jurisdictions that control SR-33 in this section and prioritize this type of infrastructure project.