In reading several recent letters with regard to our elevated Bluffton connector, I might submit the following.
Having lived and worked up the road in Charleston for some 20-plus years I can remember that third, reversible lane on the old U.S. 17 bridge to Mount Pleasant and how well it served the purpose by adjusting traffic flow for the morning and afternoon rush hours. Unfortunately, it’s way too late to plug this into our road and bridge planning processes.
I do remember on the West Coast an Oregon bridge somewhat similar to our existing four-lane bridges with interesting signage in fairly large letters placed at both ends of this particular bridge, with words to the effect of the following:
“Minor Fender Bender? No Injuries? Proceed to End of Bridge Span to Discuss Same.”
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I may be a little off on the exact wording, but this did catch my attention. It certainly won’t solve the anticipated traffic hang-ups but it may encourage those drivers involved to obey and keep on motoring.
Jeff C. Brown
Sun City Hilton Head