Those crossing Highway 62 at Linn Road should be very pleased to learn that the time allotted to cross the highway has been extended and is now actually reflected on the sign where one will see that hand sign, or red or green when trying to cross. The sign should tell you that you have 35 seconds to cross the road. That is a significant improvement in the time previously allotted.
The time has also been changed at the crossing at Highway 62 and the Veterans Administration crossing.
While these extended times will make crossing those busy intersections easier, pedestrians are reminded that they need to obey the signals.
The equipment needed to made the change came from a grant obtained by ODOT with some funds from the City of Eagle Point.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent