A restricted left-turn signal has been installed at 71st Street and Sheridan Road, which now means every major improved intersection along 71st Street west of the Mingo Valley Expressway has the signal. Traffic flow continues on a good pace at the intersection, which was widened in 1986 under a 1983 bond issue project. The intersection's approaching streets still are two lanes, but some improvements are planned as a result of the 1991 sales tax. An interim project to widen 71st Street to three lanes with a center left-turn lane has been completed between Yale Avenue and Sheridan Road and between Memorial Drive and near 70th East Avenue. A small creek bridge prevents the lane from continuing all of the way to Sheridan Road. The sales tax also has projects to widen Sheridan Road between 61st and 81st streets. This project likely will be built in the late 1990s. Photo taken July 1994.
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