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Drivers abusing east side detour

The long awaited “shovel ready” reconstruction of the two interchanges — Interstate 75/state Route 309 and I-75/state Route 81 — and the major refurbishing of Route 309 is now ongoing and has given the Country Club Hills/Twin Lakes an interesting traffic flow. (Major understatement.)

The majority of the residents in Country Club Hills/Twin Lakes have been adhering to the lessons learned in Drivers Ed 101. Namely; keeping the speed in the vicinity of 25, stopping at ALL of the stop signs, not passing on a double yellow line … you know, all of the basics of good driving skills.

For some reason or reasons, our “just passing through visitors” do not appreciate the newly paved road, the cleanliness of the streets, the newly mowed lawns, and the beautiful flowers and trees that align the main corridor of Fenway Drive. We don’t like the thought of this “now well traveled artery” to be turned into the straightaway at the Indianapolis Speedway and the training ground for future Mario Andretti’s.

Our deepest appreciation to Sheriff Sam Crish and his outstanding staff of deputies for their increased surveillance in the area. Their presence has been an influencing factor in curtailing some, but not all of the violators. We understand that they can’t be available 24/7, so we’re asking that the “just passing through visitors” remember those lessons learned in Drivers Ed 101 and in doing so, will always be welcomed in our neighborhood.

— Bill Bell, Lima

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