Don’t find traffic dangers the hard way

There needs to be a stoplight at Short Michigan Avenue and Amboy Road, which is also at the entrance to Carrier Park. This intersection is a bad risk for local residents entering Amboy Road from Short Michigan Avenue. Not only is the traffic very thick at certain times of the day, but there's congestion from the park across the street, big trucks travel down this road often and folks are in a hurry to get on and off the exit to Interstate 240.

Cutting down on visibility and reaction time, the underbrush on the residential side of Amboy Road is inadequately maintained — and there’s a curve, which means you have to be really quick getting across if turning left.

My husband and I don't use that intersection any more because he was involved in a wreck there on Monday that left him with a serious injury. He’s fortunate to be alive, but we’re not going to test our luck again.

Still, we're very concerned for our neighbors and anyone who finds themselves at Short Michigan Avenue and Amboy Road. We don't want anyone to find out the hard way how unsafe it is.

— Cynthia Sellers
Asheville

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