Comment 91943

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted September 10, 2013 at 12:08:52 in reply to Comment 91940

I did not claim to be a traffic engineer and explicitly stated that in my commentary. The greater point is that we didn't even think to look at other options. A city that is sinking in an infrastructure deficit faster than it can bail needs to be a bit more aware of how the money is being spent. This isn't filling in potholes or replacing sidewalks. This is a relatively major project for which alternatives were never even considered.

As an engineer in the traffic/highway design field, would you build an overpass at two roads that cross - one carrying 20,000 VPD and one carrying 26,000?

edit to add: I just expect engineers to lean more toward the problem solving/critical thinking side of things. We have a huge PW spending problem, and we need our traffic engineers to be solving it. The problem is not going to go away by itself.

Comment edited by seancb on 2013-09-10 12:18:19

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