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Looking southbound on Highway 65, semi trucks were backed up to the roundabouts at the Highway 65/Interstate 94 interchange this winter, as semis trying to turn west onto 70th Avenue to use the gas pumps at the Pilot Flying J truck stop stacked up with nowhere to go. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Traffic has nowhere to go

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People who travel through Roberts on Highway 65 may have noticed that since the Flying J truck stop was built in 2012, traffic congestion at the Highway 65/70th Avenue intersection can be troublesome at times.

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The main issue seems to be when trucks heading north on Highway 65 want to make a left-hand turn onto 70th Avenue, to turn into the Flying J travel complex.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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