When the 15th Avenue Northeast bridge closed this week, residents complained that one effect was to send traffic through nearby side streets to Roosevelt Way Northeast.
In return, the city promised to install additional signs along 15th Avenue at the corner of Northeast 104th Street “to advise drivers that the street is not designated as a through street around the construction area.”
The signs have now arrived, both on Northeast 104th and 103rd streets. They’re not too close to the corners, through, and can’t easily be seen by motorists turning left.
Within minutes on a lazy Saturday afternoon, four cars and three dogs took 104th as a cut-through street. Plus one man from Oklahoma City, who was on a borrowed bicycle trying to get across the bridge.