Letters to the editor: A missed opportunity?
January 17, 2020
About four years ago, when Minnesota Highway 33 was being reconstructed, the entrance from Big Lake Road into the Pinetree Plaza was moved a bit further up the hill. This made vehicles entering the parking lot head directly for an island consisting of curbs, rocks, shrubs, and a stop sign. I submitted a letter back then, concerned that drivers entering had to swerve left to miss the island and then immediately swerve right to avoid running head on into oncoming traffic exiting the parking lot. I thought this island should have been moved or removed at that time. That did not happen.