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Rapid Tracks Repaired - March 2012
Shaker Boulevard was closed on March 20. Looking
For many months driving east on Shaker Boulevard, crossing
Van Aken Boulevard with its Blue Line rapid tracks, was a
car-rattling (and tooth-rattling) experience. Those in the
know slowed down to a crawl. Those who didn't know soon
Work did start on March 20. It was a big job: pull out everything, including the tracks, rebuild the bed, then re-lay the tracks with a new surface between them. Work would continue through the night. And six days later, as promised (see the sign above), the job was done!
Now cars drive through smoothly and quickly. So quickly that we think it won't be long before concerned citizens ask the RTA to do something about it.
Like putting a speed bump between the tracks.
Thank you RTA.
photos Arnold Berger