An­gle of park­way curve is part of the prob­lem

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Ac­ci­dents on the RHVP

One se­ri­ous de­sign flaw in the Red Hill Val­ley Park­way/ Lin­coln Alexan­der Park­way that no one seems to have picked up on is the abrupt change in ra­dius of the curve at the top of the up­bound RHVP, lo­cated ap­prox­i­mately by Pritchard Road, that spot marked with 209 ac­ci­dents on a map pub­lished in the Spec a few weeks ago. This change re­quires a sig­nif­i­cant cor­rec­tion of ve­hi­cle steer­ing an­gle, which if not ob­served can cause a ve­hi­cle to en­ter the lane to the left with se­ri­ous re­sults if driv­ers are not pay­ing at­ten­tion. At night, and es­pe­cially dur­ing ad­verse weather con­di­tions, this is an es­pe­cially dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion.

This flaw could eas­ily be cor­rected when this area of the park­ways are resur­faced and new lines painted. Dots added with the new lane mark­ings at would also be ad­vised for poor weather con­di­tions. Pe­ter Reisiger, Hamil­ton

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