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RTA Hears From Public On Euclid Corridor Project

Now that a section of the Euclid Corridor project is just about complete, some businesses and organizations say the traffic flow still isn't optimal.

Of the 30 or so in attendance, only a few spoke out. Allen Jones is the executive secretary for the Masonic Temple at 36th and Euclid Avenue. He says prohibiting rights on red is clogging up his parking lot.

Allen Jones: Because we're only about 3 or 4 car lengths between the corner of Euclid and 36th since you can only turn right and with no turn on red. Two cars in line, you can't get out of my parking lot.

RTA Deputy General Manager Mike Schipper said traffic light timers will soon be synchronized and they also plan to re-evaluate where to prohibit right turns on red.

Jones also complained about those $175 jaywalking tickets RTA has begun issuing. The agency says more warnings have gone out than tickets, and only 6 tickets have been issued since July. Schipper says the jaywalking tickets are a safety measure.

RTA expects to clear all construction and open Euclid Avenue from East 17th to East 55th on Nov. 26.

Tasha Flournoy, 90.3.