Restriping was done of the lanes on France Ave just north of Hwy 62 last summer. I believe I read in some City Council minutes that though this is a county road, the city had some juristiction over deciding on the lane striping after the road improvements were completed. The decision to go down to only one driving lane between 62nd street and Crosstown has developed some possibly unintended traffic issues. Making turns into our out of 62nd street have become more dangerous. With one steady line of traffic, instead of some alternating traffic in two lanes, it takes a long time for a gap to form. This make some drivers anxious and they end up turning in front of people. The backup from the stoplight going north on France as you reach the Crosstown interchange is also considerable and sometimes backs up past 62nd street blocking the intersection. Construction of the interchange ramps and bridge on Crosstown this summer made things even more difficult.
Could the city review this and consider putting it back to two full lanes at least from the interchange to past 62nd street or even to 58th street where a significant amount of traffic is?