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MoDOT to consider new course on Sunshine medians 

Posted 4/4/23

During council meeting, some from the route’s business community express concern about the economic impact of the proposed safety measure. 

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I was serving on Springfield City Council when the median west of Glenstone and Sunshine. I voted against that median because at that time CVS was in business and I knew that would hurt their business. That store is now out of business and the Bin store is there. I knew that people such as my husband would turn into the O"Reilly store cut through the parking lot and the Mexican Restaurant parking lot to get to the store or the bank. I was correct. And, so do many other drivers do the same thing even if it is to just cut through to the neighborhood. Currently traffic backs up behind the Great Southern Bank on East Sunshine every after noon starting about 2:00 p.m., until about 7 p.m. If Mo.Dot wants to cut down on accidents, please put in "demand" traffic lights and side walks. The demand light on National Ave. has 20+ years of experience to allow students, faculty, and staff to safely walk across National to the businesses and their homes. Thanks, Shelia

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