Just looking at the way the new Academy Sports store’s street access is being set up it should be obvious to anyone that has to use Old Fannin or Flowood Drive during rush hour that it’s gonna royally screw up the flow of traffic. The amount of traffic that backs up on Flowood during the evening rush can ALREADY back all the way up to the light for Lowes, now they want to put a left turn right in the middle of that? Pretty obvious that someone is going to want to turn left on Flowood during rush hour (Instead of going to the light on Old Fannin to turn? Why would they do that Berial? Because of course they are. People don’t think while driving. They are too busy talking on their phones.) Once that ONE CAR decides to turn left against a sea of oncoming traffic everything behind that car is STUCK. And you get a logjam with NOBODY able to move. THANKS CIVIL ENGINEERS!
Look I appreciate that the Engineers in the area know HOW to make a road. I do. But didn’t they ever take some higher level classes that taught them traffic FLOW? Hell just they way they’ve set up Old Fannin right now with 2 turning lanes works great during NORMAL traffic. But the evening return traffic has to have a police car blocking one of those lanes just to give traffic a CHANCE at working because they put a damn traffic light at Olympic Drive JUST as they decided to push the lanes together, AND the light favors the people coming out of the subdivision. It is a COMMON occurrence for traffic at Old Fannin and Flowood to NOT BE ABLE TO TURN AT THE GREEN LIGHT, because the light at Olympic is Red and preventing all the HUGH TRAFFIC coming onto Old Fannin from moving.
Oh, and speaking of Old Fannin, I know you aren’t done but you’ve put about a 1 inch difference between the concrete of the curb and the road itself. I’m no civil engineer but I’m pretty sure that means water will stack up in low places up to an inch BEFORE it can even START to hit the drains. THAT IS NOT GOOD GUYS!
Jackson area civil engineers. DO BETTER GUYS!