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933 bridge Patience is a virtue dealing with traffic mess

Posted on Sept. 17, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Sept. 17, 2013 at 7:27 p.m.

I read with interest Roger Mikel’s Sept. 2 letter on the Osceola Bridge project (“Shouldn’t the Osceola bridge project come later?”). There’s been many trucks and heavy equipment going over the 933 bridge project for so many years they felt it unsafe.

Yes, the traffic is a nightmare on both sides of the tracks, especially if there’s a train. I live here on C.R. 20 and traffic at times is backed up to and over the Washington Street bridge and yes, we too have gone around cars waiting to turn onto Ash Road. I work in Osceola and live here on C.R. 20. What a mess! We cut around by the General Baptist Church, so shame on us. Painting arrows going south of railroad won’t last. Paint wears off. The road needs widening from the Osceola Cemetery up and over the tracks with hanging signs.

The road around the cemetery has never been wide enough — probably designed by a man. I just say, “Lord, grant me patience and grant it to me now!”

Suzanne Baker

Elkhart