Clinton Keith Road extension seeing high number of crashes, nearby residents say

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The area where the Clinton Keith Road extension, which opened last year, dead-ends at Leon Road is becoming extremely dangerous for drivers, according to some nearby residents. Will Fritz photo
For a little while, it was a dream come true for drivers seeking to avoid Winchester Road on their way to and from French Valley. But a year after its opening, the Clinton Keith Road extension has gone from being a convenient shortcut for residents to a traffic nightmare. Dawn Morabe, who lives in the Foxtail community south of the intersection of Leon Road and Max Gillis Boulevard, said she has a hard time even pulling out of her housing tract during peak hours. “We get locked in our neighborhood during certain times every day,” she said. “There’s no way for us to get out of our neighborhood.” More concerning than the traffic, though, is the danger, Morabe said; she’s witnessed the aftermath of dozens of car accidents where the extension dead-ends at Leon Road. Cli
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