The temporary solution, as described in an article (at left) that ran in the Lorain Journal on October 6, 1966, was to adjust the traffic signals a bit.
But the permanent solution described in the article was to build a bridge over State Route 57. You know, the one that was torn down last year.
Here’s a last look at it on the Bing Maps website.
****Even though it’s been about a year since the 49th Street bridge was demolished, I’m still not used to it being gone.
And I’m not convinced that getting rid of the bridge (as well as those I-90/Route 57 ramps) was a good idea, either. I had to go out to the mall area last weekend, and it seems like there’s a traffic light every few hundred feet or so on Route 57. Of course, I was snagged by each one as I proceeded south.
The sad thing is that once I got to where I was going (PetSmart), I noticed that most of its neighboring stores in that particular shopping center had vamoosed.