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February 13, 2014

Two roundaboutsdon't make a right

It would be wise to listen to our county engineer Al Forsberg regarding his concerns about the safety of a multi-lane roundabout at Madison Avenue and Highway 22.

I believe that he, rather than the Minnesota Department of Transportation, would have a better grasp on whether or not this roundabout will be safe and efficient in this location.

I think roundabouts are a great idea at certain intersections. But not all intersections are the same. Some intersections will always need to stay controlled.

Highway 22 and Madison Avenue is one of them.

Let’s slow down this runaway roundabout freight train and take a long look at this thing.

Listen to our county engineer. If he is having misgivings about the safety of this intersection with a roundabout, then so am I.

Marvin Topp

Eagle Lake

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