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December 11, 2012

Something must change

NORMAN — We again have another vehicular death on Highway 9 which because of it’s being two lane and the turnoffs that are dangerous at best along with people turning onto Hwy 9 and not getting up to speed as quickly as possible which results in traffic tie ups and accidents.

Our Governor and the Highway Director have invested millions in an interchange and road that would benefit only one company in the El Reno area while roads like Highway 9 languish.

It is time The Transcript and the Chamber of Commerce, to mention only two businesses, got going and put enough pressure on the State Government to either widen Hwy 9 to four lane or at least put in passing lanes so that traffic can be assured of a safe flow along with restructuring the turnoffs from the highway and restrict or limit the roads that turn directly onto the highway.

Not living in Norman but spending the majority of my disposable income with Norman businesses, to go elsewhere to shop due to the fact the traveling Highway 9 is becoming a bigger gamble than one of the casinos in the area. Norman please get smart and put pressure on the Governor and ODOT to fix Highway 9 so that people who want to come to Norman and shop can do so safely.

RONALD L. HILL

Macomb

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