Hoped for more in Reed Avenue improvement

I am pleased that the Reed Avenue repairs have been completed. However, I am a little disappointed with the restrictions. I would have preferred that the divider and “traffic circle” had not been installed as it makes for a hassle for those leaving Valero and Carl’s Jr. and wishing to return south and conversely, it makes for a hassle for those leaving McDonald’s and wishing to return north.

By the way, my personal preference is in favor of regular four-way stops. I think the “traffic circles” cause more wear on tires and waste gasoline as the turns impose more travel. I’m thinking of cumulative numbers for all travelers; of course most people don’t notice or care about their individual losses.

I would really have liked it if Reed Avenue could have been straightened to link with south Reed Avenue there where that defunct nursery stock outlet is blocking the smooth flow through/connection.

I suspect there are reasons why politicians imposed the traffic changes. In the end, I think the people in general would agree that we needed more voice in the alterations.

Jack Worthington

Reedley

 

Editor’s Note: Jack Worthington said he was pleased to receive a detailed response letter from the city, but still prefers Reed Avenue without a median. 

Cancer society

thanks all volunteers

National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration held to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice, and support to causes they care about in their community.

During National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, the American Cancer Society recognizes and celebrates the efforts of its approximately 2 million volunteers nationwide who are making a difference in the fight against cancer.

There are no words that can possibly express our gratitude for all our volunteers do. From driving cancer patients to and from treatment, leading Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer teams, running the Discovery Shop resale store, assisting with everyday office needs, and advocating for healthier communities, volunteers are the heart and soul of the American Cancer Society.

Volunteers are the reason we will achieve our mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

To volunteer with the American Cancer Society, call (800) 227-2345 or go online at www.cancer.org/volunteer. There is a year-round need for more volunteers. Cancer patients depend upon you.

Donna Gavello, Program Manager, American Cancer Society

Fresno

 

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