Anyone that has had to deal with the light at Hidden Springs and Clinton Keith know how frustrating it can be turn left headed for the freeway. Or should I say... used to be.
There are now dedicated signals for turning left. Both heading south and heading north at this intersection.
This improvement had been on the drawing board for awhile, but now the new turn arrow is in, and the guessing game of will a car heading north broadside me as I turn left or not is in the past. It wasn't much safer to cross from the south side of Clinton Keith on Hidden Springs Rd either.
The topography of the intersection made for poor visibility on the brightest days... due to the fact that Hidden Springs Rd slopes down from Clinton Keith Rd on both sides.
Thanks goes to Public Works Director/City Engineer Dan York for seeing this to completion.
|Check out those arrows. I'm guessing it's going to make the morning commute a bit safer now.|
But that's not the only present from Santa Windsong got this year.
There is now a new shortcut from Windsong to Renaissance Plaza, where Barons, Natalie's Rascals and Stadium Pizza are. Watch the brief video for step by step directions.
I tried it out a few times a couple of months ago, but it was still predominately a construction zone then. Now the barricades are down, and though I doubt there'll be any ribbon cuttings for this, the short cut is up and running. Thanks Lennar Homes... just what we wanted. ☺
For those that prefer to read, or hate Super Mario music, here is the rundown. From Catt Rd, turn south on Arnett Rd, left on Crystal Way, right on Stable Lanes Way, right onto Clinton Keith Rd.
To get back to Windsong, just reverse the order... pretty basic really.
You've just saved yourself three minutes, and the hassle of the light at Hidden Springs Rd and Clinton Keith Rd (even if it is now improved or not).
Some people may think it's not very nice —using a new neighborhood as a shortcut. Too bad, welcome to what many people in Windsong have been dealing with on a daily basis for the last 20 years. (Try living on Cervera or near the park... not to mention Frederick, Charles or Catt).
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Fortune is like glass, the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken. ― Publilius Syrus
Wildomar Rap tip of the day: If you have a temperamental uncle, that hates Christmas, just smile and keep your good cheer. He may just get a visit from three ghosts during the night and be a new man in the morning.