City council votes to remove Fruitdale left turn
GRANTS PASS, Ore. —
Oregon Department of Transportation is getting rid of the left hand turn lane on Fruitdale Drive to Williams Highway in Grants Pass.
ODOT went to city council a couple weeks ago for approval and it was granted.
They say this stretch of road causes a lot of accidents and is dangerous.
News10 spoke with shop owners along Fruitdale.
"I think there are other things they can try a speed reduction. They can try trimming back shrubs that keep you for being able to see up the road. That’s a very drastic change," said Sharon Rydell, Grants Pass Resident.
There were also people who said they are for the change and say it will be safer for drivers.