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Street Squad: Intersection at Plano Parkway and Dallas Parkway

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A Plano man says there's a dangerous intersection that sees a lot of close calls every day because of the way it's laid out.

The intersection is at Plano Parkway and the northbound Dallas Parkway in Plano.

"It makes it pretty nerve-wracking because I know it's coming, but the customer necessarily doesn't,” said Clint Lander.

Lander works right at an auto dealership in the area and often rides with customers on test drives.

"I can see people coming down this way and I have to unfortunately tell the customers, ‘Slow down! We are about to get hit!’”

Lander questions where the stop line is for the northbound traffic on Dallas Parkway.

"Many times, I've had close calls or either they've slammed on their brakes because someone jumped out or swerved around and they’re not necessarily paying attention to the person next to them, because they are not used to it,” he said. “Or they are in a car they are unfamiliar with; things like that."

Lander also says the pillar for the tollway was put too close to the road, making it difficult for drivers to see around that. He says the problem only gets worse during rush hour, especially when there are large vehicles, because you can't see to the left if you want to take a right.

"They could at least maybe protect this road by arrow only or maybe no rights on red,” said Lander. “Maybe only on arrow.”

FOX 4’s Street Squad contacted Plano traffic engineers who came out and looked at the intersection and said it is functioning the way it was designed, and the line is further up because of the tollway pillar.

Engineers say a no right turn on red would create unnecessary backup along the service road, and they are not aware of any crashes at the intersection. However, they do encourage drivers to be careful. 

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