So, once again NYS DOT is going to discuss how it is a great idea to drop down to one lane for safety. Once again reverse another decision they decided back in the past was necessary to improve traffic follow. Meaning NYS DOT added lanes because they stated it was needed. Now dropping lanes is for the safety of drivers.
So NYS DOT added a bike lane on Route 63 for the high volume bicyclist (where are they?). Then dropped Route 98 for who knows what. Then they dropped Route 5 (West Bound from Fargo Road-Tractor Supply Company) to one lane for the high volume of left hand turns from the Yogurt Factory and residents in that stretch (Again where are all the vehicles turning out of the factory? Yes, there is such a huge volume of traffic turning on Seven Springs and Stafford Batavia Townline Road (sarcasm).
All these lane changes for the safety of you and I. Really, now traveling to Batavia you get caught behind Grandma and Grandpa who are driving 10-15 under the speed limit, the quarrel truck deliveries who take about a mile before they get up to speed with the limit, farm vehicles and no place to pass slower traffic at all.
My question for the NYS DOT is we had less cars on the roads in the past yet, you saw it necessary to increase the lanes. Now you have more traffic and not only do you decrease the lanes but, the ability to get around slower traffic. Speed kills but, I have seen where slower vehicles have caused accidents.
How about NYS DOT widen the shoulders of the roads to allow slower vehicles such as farm equipment, heavy load bearing trucks and slower drivers to pull over to allow traffic by safely?