I have lived on Laurel Road for 45 years. Two observations:
- Laurel Road drains traffic from the northeast corner of town. The traffic circle facilitates movement of this traffic rather than backing it up intolerably. That has proven to be very workable for all of us.
- Moving the traffic circle back into Laurel Road will turn Canoe Hill road into a speedway. Not wise at all. Slow down in our town! If the circle needs to be centered better—or the lines better painted—so be it. But do not remove it as a traffic circle for traffic on Canoe Hill Road and Laurel Road.
Yes, there are scofflaws. You can see it on their guilty faces. My last experience was at the intersection of Seminary Street and Oenoke Lane. Traveling eastbound, I stopped at the stop sign prior to making a left hand turn. Just as I was about to turn left, a scofflaw drove at full speed west through the stop sign. Glad I looked twice.
Richard H. Troy