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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:00 am

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner letter to the editor: 

July 9, 2014

To the editor: My heart and prayers go out to the folks who lost their family member at the intersection of Bradway and Badger roads. I too lost a loved one in a vehicle accident years ago, but it wasn’t the road’s fault. As hard as it is to swallow, it was due to the fact that he was not following the rules of the road. 

I live only a mile or two from that intersection. I have a neighbor and a family member who witnessed the accident. My opinion from what they told me was that the vehicle did not even attempt to stop at the stop sign at the end of Bradway.  Maybe it was distracted driving — I don’t know for sure. What I do know is that if we are going to make safety improvements to the roads, I think that Bradway is by far one of the most unsafe roads in North Pole. I grew up here and have lived here for almost 34 years, so I know the area very well. 

There is absolutely no shoulder on the road and it slopes down on both sides. It is extremely difficult to stay on the road in summer, let alone in the winter. If you drive Bradway in the winter, you will see.  Usually there are at least four to five rollover accidents per winter and spots where someone has gone into the ditch about every 20 to 50 feet, sometimes closer. I look around town and see million-dollar road projects going on in places that really aren’t that bad, such as Airport Road. Something needs to be done about Bradway Road — level it out and put a shoulder on it at the least.

Travis Ray

North Pole

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