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Neighbors oppose Saron Drive extension

SLC: These residents are idiots for moving in on this "dead end street", although you can clearly see on city maps and seeing the other part of the road just a mere 150 feet away! It is separated currently by a driveway to a farm.

Here is a Google aerial.

If you wanted to move in on a "dead end street" -- you should have moved in on a dead-end street! Don't move onto a road that has clear indications of a future extension (and completion) and then complain when the city wants to finish this needed connector. I think this part of the lengthy article sums it up --

When Jim Davis and his family moved to Saron Drive last year, one of the major draws of the house was its proximity to the dead-end portion of the road.

The stretch of Saron leading up to where it ends by Red Rain Circle is quiet, with very little traffic, Davis said.

But that could change if the city pushes forward with a proposal to extend Saron, a collector street that meanders through the neighborhoods in the Veterans Park area.

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Here are a few more frustrating examples --

The small farm stands in the way of connecting the developments --

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&om=1&a....010042&t=k

A planned Man-O-War Blvd. intersection was never completed because the residents did not want all the traffic dumping onto their street. Zoom out and you can see how much of a mess their street system currently is --

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&om=1&a....005021&t=k

These two frontage roads would serve as great connectors and relieve more local traffic from Nicholasville Road. The one on the left was completed last year --

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&om=1&a....005021&t=k

Besides the missing east-west roads, there is a planned connector to the road on the south --

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&om=1&a....010042&t=k

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Neighbors oppose Saron Drive extension

SLC: These residents are idiots for moving in on this "dead end street", although you can clearly see on city maps and seeing the other part of the road just a mere 150 feet away! It is separated currently by a driveway to a farm.

Here is a Google aerial.

If you wanted to move in on a "dead end street" -- you should have moved in on a dead-end street! Don't move onto a road that has clear indications of a future extension (and completion) and then complain when the city wants to finish this needed connector. I think this part of the lengthy article sums it up --

Article information: "Neighbors oppose Saron Drive extension, By Michelle Ku, HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER, Mon, Apr. 02, 2007"

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There's more than a few in LA that were originally planned to connect, but funding dried up and they never were connected. It's one of the reasons traffic is so bad there.

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