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The term "planners" is used loosely. When I think of planning, I think of vision and foresight, none of which our State road planners have ever shown. Whether it's the use of "commons", i.e. 35W/Crosstown, 35E/694, which we have paid hundreds of millions to fix, or the 169/494 interchange, which still isn't being done right after a few rebuilds, to lane drops to many of our freeways being built with only 4 lanes to never building enough lanes to allow for future expansion to our insistence on using traffic choking cloverleafs instead of flyover interchanges, our "planners" have chosen to do the wrong thing time and time again. These improvements are at least a decade late. Any planner worth their weigh in common sense would have not only seen the highway 13 corridor dilemma coming decades ago, but done something about it before it got to crisis stage. Pathetic. Why is it we never have money to do things right the first time, but we always have money to do them wrong multiple times?
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