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egh    Posted 08-10-2004 at 03:30:14       [Reply]  [No Email]

i thought i would give you folks something to
debate besides the postal service! lol! pro or

Ramona - A new Wal-Mart distribution center north of Tulsa will mean jobs and growth for the city of Ramona. But, not everyone in the town of 560 is excited about the new center. NewsChannel 8's Keith Taylor spoke with concerned citizens who think the center could come at a price.

Completion of Wal-Mart's new distribution center is still months away. But, three miles south, they're already feeling pressure from an increase in traffic.

"At least seven hundred trucks a day coming in and seven hundred going out," says Mayor Robert Fiddler. "You can imagine what this highway is going to be like. We're going to get more people killed, sure as the world."

To date, almost ten people have died at the intersection on Highway 75, which divides the city of Ramona. Several months ago, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation responded and installed warning lights. But, the accidents have continued.

"They just don't pay any attention to them," says Rex Carter. "They keep going about 75 to 80 miles per hour. I've seen some pretty close calls out there."

"I know they've got caution lights up, but they could do more," adds Sherri Sauret. "Somebody said maybe put a red light there. It would slow people down."

But, until that day comes, Mayor Fiddler will continue to petition the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Governor Brad Henry's office.

"Somebody's going to get killed," Fiddler says. "And brother, I don't want to see one of those school buses with kids get hit."

Governor Henry's office told Mayor Fiddler that his letter had been forwarded to ODOT for review.


hay    Posted 08-10-2004 at 10:35:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
only thing wal-mart is good at, IMHO, is destroying small texas towns. probably small towns in other states too. i have seen the carnage here in se texas. almost no small businesses left after Wal-mart opens.

Ron/PA    Posted 08-10-2004 at 06:44:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nothing spreads the word among the trucking community like a few $500.00 tickets issued by the local or state police.
Word gets around, and I'd add that Wal-mart didn't make those drivers speed like idiots, nor did it petition the law to ignore the violations.
No fan of Wal-Mart but I shop there.

bob ny    Posted 08-10-2004 at 06:06:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
you need roads like ron pa has down by him .one lane with grass in the middle and rocks in the tracks pushed up by frost. that slows em down

Now hold on there    Posted 08-10-2004 at 09:13:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
We don't mean for a road to grow in the middle of our grass strip!!!! (GRIN)
who tells his NY wife that hey have wider shoulders than we have roads.

Oh...    Posted 08-10-2004 at 07:20:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
You've seen my driveway...


WAL*MART SUCKS    Posted 08-10-2004 at 04:21:26       [Reply]  [No Email]

Well...    Posted 08-10-2004 at 04:13:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess it is time for a stoplight...

We got our first one a few years back...

People still get hit there on a regular basis...


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