- Golden Corral coming to Cape; may hire 100 workers (7/21/16)9
- Arrest warrants filed for six drug suspects in Cape (7/19/16)6
- Area groups working together to reintroduce elk in Missouri (7/18/16)1
- Suspect in downtown Cape shooting ID'd in court (7/20/16)2
- Prosecutor says shooting by state trooper was justified (7/24/16)15
- Hastings in Cape closing (7/22/16)5
- Governor signs Rep. Swan bill that equalizes child-custody criteria (7/6/16)5
- City may spend extra park tax money on Cape Splash, skate park, other projects (7/25/16)10
- Jackson's former police dog euthanized Monday (7/21/16)2
- 'I want to see how far I can go' (7/21/16)2
Wide loads during rush hour affect Scott City
To the editor:
I have a question about the problem with the large mobile homes crossing the Diversion Channel on I-55 during peak rush hours. Going north they have to get off I-55 and go up the ramp to cross over the viaduct, then back out on the old part of the bridge. They only move at a snail's pace, and they are almost scraping both sides of the rails. Why can't they be routed during a time that has less traffic instead of about 7:30 a.m.? Two days this week I got caught, and people were almost trying to run over me because it was rush time. The same thing applies to afternoon peak traffic periods.
Why can't the wide-load traffic be restricted between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. and between 4 and 6 p.m.? It would certainly help the traffic flow, which is bad on a good day.
SUSIE G. CHAPMAN
Scott City, Mo.