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Letter: A few extra minutes won’t hurt commuters

A few extra minutes won’t hurt commuters

From a News article regarding Department of Transportation plans for Route 198, “several people jeered the announcement, saying a slower Scajaquada would extend their commuting time.”

Let’s do the math. The Scajaquada Expressway is 3.5 miles long. Driving the entire length at the previous 55 mph speed limit would take just under four minutes. The same trip at the new 30 mph limit will take seven minutes. Commuters using the entire route will now spend an additional three minutes.

An extra three minutes. Oh, how those poor commuters will suffer!

Jack Dumpert

Kenmore