Scottsdale, Arizona (3TV/CBS 5) – Traveling from Point A to Point B is difficult for drivers at the intersection of Pavilion Boulevard and Talking Stick Way in the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community (SRP-MIC). “Arizona has a lot of impatient drivers, so I’m worried about getting into an accident. Look, I’m injured,” said Elisaia Atoe.
Atoe and other drivers in the area believe the intersection can be dangerous. “There’s not enough space to turn left, so if you’re in the outside lane you really have to modify your steering so you don’t hit someone coming from the opposite direction,” said Daniel Celino. increase.
From the air, some turn lanes appear narrower than others. During one recording, an Arizona family captured drone video of a vehicle moving into another lane to avoid colliding with an oncoming vehicle.
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), SRP-MIC currently serves the Talking Stick Way between Loop 101 and Pima Road. SRP-MIC civil engineers said they would assess the concerns. When asked if they had full jurisdiction over the area, the Arizona family did not receive a response.
Arizona’s Family also spoke with Ron Caruso, Development Director at De Rito Partners Development. The developer said the turn lane has been the same for his 25 years. He believes the chaos the driver is currently experiencing may be due to his over a year of construction in the area.
The traffic lights are said to have been lost during the monsoon season. De Rito Partners decided to replace all four traffic lights and poles. But Caruso said the company hasn’t changed lanes. The company is said not to consider changing the intersection.
The driver says he hopes the intersection manager will widen the road soon.
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