Nanny heads wrong way down off-ramp Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Apr 19, 2008 at 8:44 pm
A nanny under the influence of alcohol attempted to enter the freeway by driving the wrong way down the off-ramp, with her two 5-year-old charges in the car. She was stopped and arrested by Danville police.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 18, 2008, 1:35 PM
Posted by Oxymo Ron, a resident of another community, on Apr 19, 2008 at 8:44 pm
Why do we have so many off-ramps on 680 and other regional highways when one in at least every 3-5 miles would be sufficient? In this story, the off-ramp becomes a very local access road and not a significant regulator for the flow of traffic.
Closing 5 in 7 accesses to our Federal Highways would solve major flow issues, and confusion, in our region.
Posted by Mel Webster, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Apr 20, 2008 at 7:33 am
In our discussions, we have noted that there is no consistency in the design of exchanges and significant local knowledge is necessary to navigate the various exchanges. We have to remember if we need to be in the left or right lane at each exchange to access the direction we want as we enter or even exit 680.
Any person could and would be confused in the Sycamore exchange. Try exiting 680 south for access to San Ramon Valley Blvd south without knowing that intersection.
Thus, I agree, take out the confusing off-ramps and reduce the number of off-ramps. That's a great idea!