This concept keeps the highway mostly in its existing corridor, moving the intersection with CSAH 45 about 100 feet north to better align the curve and provide better delineation from a driveway to the east. A curb and gutter section would be used on the south half to minimize property impacts. A center turn lane would be installed to minimize conflicts between turning truck traffic and thru traffic.
Both concepts eliminate the skewed intersection at the north end. Both concepts flatten curves and provide better thru traffic movement. Both concepts provide better connections to CSAH 45 with a flatter approach between the railroad tracks and CSAH 45. Both concepts would improve drainage and raise the road to minimize chance of flooding. Both concepts are identical on the north half with basically a two-lane road, 6-foot shoulders, and ditches.
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- Similar alignment and route currently used.
- No jurisdictional transfer issues.
- To maintain safety for thru traffic, driveways to area commercial property must be restricted. County standards require a minimum of 500-foot spacing between driveways, and only one or two accesses per property.
- More negative impacts to properties, especially around s-curve, for additional right of way needs.
- Has a higher cost to build then Alternate B
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