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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1990733

Cost Effective?

In response to Highway Superintendent Charles McArdle’s letter regarding cones at the intersection of Canoe Place Road and Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays [“Cones Are Working,” Letters, July 7], I have a few questions.

Previously, it was one traffic control officer and maybe a dozen cones, which left plenty of room to merge; now, it’s about 50 cones and a very long second lane before you can merge.

Not only did they make it worse, they replaced one person with four — how is this in any way cost effective?

A very good solution to a vexing problem was in place, but I guess it didn’t cost taxpayers enough money.

Robert Nielsen

Hampton Bays