Make the roundabout happen

Make the roundabout happen

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To the Editor:

With respect, I wish to voice a strong vote in favor of the roundabout at the Blinker. It just makes common sense in so many ways throughout the entire year.

The obvious is that traffic continues to move, even if it must be slowly, but it moves. A stoplight makes no sense given that it holds traffic even when there is no opposite traffic to cross. The Blinker has served its purpose as a four-way stop; however its usefulness has passed.

Currently, traffic frequently backs up to Nstar and beyond. I must wonder if those opposed to moving traffic along ever sit in the long backups we currently experience. And of course, there is the concern for emergency vehicles trying to leapfrog the extended backups.

Please make the roundabout happen.

Tom Newton

Oak Bluffs