City should reconsider roundabout

There is no excessive wait at the intersection of Willis and Fourth, except when a slow train rumbles through town. The vast majority of traffic is not trying to turn onto Fourth but to continue on to Central Ave, and vice versa.

This is a dangerous boondoggle that the city is going to regret.

Imagine yourself in your compact car with your children in the back as you and an 18-wheel truck are eastbound on Willis heading to Central, one in the left lane and the other in the right lane, and you both are forced into the two-lane roundabout.

Do you really want to be jockeying with each other in a two-lane roundabout trying to go on to Central? And will this two-lane roundabout really make the city-owned Naden property more saleable?

The intersection of Willis and Fourth is a non-problem for which the city wants to force a solution on and that Kent drivers will have to suffer with for decades. The city needs to rethink this silliness.

– Tim Brown

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