Letter writer: Why has no one fixed potential death trap of Amboy Road ramp?

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I recently was trying to enter Interstate 240 from the Amboy Road ramp going up the hill. It was around 5 to 6 p.m. I tried to enter traffic, which was packed on both lanes. I thought I saw an opening and entered.

The next thing I knew, brakes were screeching, and I had no room to pull over because the entrance lane ends too soon, and it is just the rail.

First, I want to apologize to those cars that I must have scared half to death and second, wonder why no one can fix the entrance ramp. Everyone I have ever talked to agrees that it’s a potential death trap.

— Mike Rogers
Mills River

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2 thoughts on “Letter writer: Why has no one fixed potential death trap of Amboy Road ramp?

  1. dingo

    YES. Please fix this. Every time I go down I-240, I intentionally merge into the left lane well before this on-ramp, as I have had one too many close calls with people coming off that ramp. It might be different if traffic was doing about 45 or 50 in that area, but it’s almost always 60+.

  2. driver8

    It’s also impossible to get a running start on it because: 1) the ramp is all uphill and 2) there always seems to be some clueless slowpoke doing 40mph up it the whole way in front of you!

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