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Letter: Route 5 intersection has been dangerous for years

Route 5 intersection has been dangerous for years

What a revelation! The Bayview Road-Route 5 intersection is dangerous. There have been many accidents, even fatalities, at that crossing. One has to “gun it” from a dead stop to cross Route 5 or merge into traffic moving at 55 mph. But it isn’t until the “big guns” build a transport station adjacent to that intersection that something is done to eliminate the dangers to motorists.

Is it the timely, safe transport of merchandise, not motorists’ welfare, that is a concern? FedEx trucks would find it almost impossible to cross Route 5 or merge into traffic because big trucks can’t “gun it,” and customers would have to wait for their packages to arrive safe, intact in a timely manner.

James Lyons

Blasdell