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Letter: Would a roundabout be safer?

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Another life has been lost this past week at a very dangerous road crossing. The intersection of Highway 71-23, Highway 294 and County Road 24 just north of Willmar has been the site of too many traffic deaths.

Various combinations of traffic signs have not helped solve the problem. More combinations of signs? A traffic signal system? A roundabout?

Roundabouts slow you down to around 30 mph. You pass them in a counter-clockwise direction until you find your way out. There is a huge mound of earth in the center only semi drivers can see over.

Would a super-duper roundabout solve the accident problem?

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