The article "Wal-Mart project under review" (April 5, Page B-2) mentions how the draft environmental impact report will look at transportation and air quality and what could be mitigated. But no specifics are presented.
For years, traffic congestion along Ceres' Mitchell Road has been "mitigated" by stoplights. Along Mitchell Road from the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter to the Wal-Mart at Hatch Road, a distance of about two miles, there are seven stoplights. There is one at Service Road, one at Roeding Road, one at Whitmore Avenue, one at Fowler Road, two between Fowler and Hatch (one stoplight put there just for Wal-Mart) and one at Hatch. But anyone driving on Mitchell experiences the annoying traffic congestion, even with these stoplights.
Whatever the mitigating choices are, Ceres must not think that another stoplight on Mitchell will reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions generated by the Wal-Mart Supercenter. We need better solutions for Mitchell Road.
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