Left-Hand Turning Lanes Coming to Route 20 in Hamburg
As you can see in the video, you not only have to worry about oncoming traffic when making a left on Southwestern Boulevard here, but have you to check your rear view mirror as well. That's about to change.
The Buffalo News recently reported that these changes will occur on this heavily traveled road in the South towns:
The state Department of Transportation will build a continuous two-way center turn lane on the road between Lakeview and Amsdell roads.
There also will be rumble strips – also known as shoulder audible roadway delineators, or SHARDs – installed to provide drivers with a physical vibration and an audible warning that their vehicles are leaving the driving lane.
Deer warning signs will be erected between Pleasant Avenue and Amsdell Road.
I plan on attending the public meetings soon and to voice my support of the project. There have been several fatal accidents along that strip of road, and I hope this will solve that problem. I think turning lanes from Hamburg all the way down to Derby is a good idea.