The readers have spoken, and their priorities for improvements to State Route 347 are different than what many might have expected.
In our informal poll that ran from March 18-25, we asked InMaricopa.com readers to identify the most important solution to improve traffic on the dreaded 347. We offered five options and asked readers to pick one: widen the highway to three lanes, construct overpasses at the traffic signals, increase traffic enforcement between Maricopa and I-10, fix the I-10 interchange and some other solution.
Somewhat surprisingly, 62.7% of respondents thought the best improvement would be the construction of overpasses to eliminate traffic signals on the highway.
The second most popular answer, at 28.7%, was to widen the highway to three lanes in each direction.
Stepped-up traffic enforcement between I-10 and Maricopa was third at 6.9%.
Making improvements at the I-10 interchange garnered 0.5% of votes.
Just over 1 percent voted for another solution.