Thursday, October 30, 2008

10th Street and Plaza DO NOT ENTER-- Problem

Many drivers are now disregarding the DO NOT ENTER sign at the intersection of 10th Street and Plaza Street. Because Plaza Street is also Highway 49 Business, I was asked to contact the State Highway Department about the issue.

I took these pictures today. While taking the photos, I noticed many people are following this tradition. They go straight across the double yellow line and past the DO NOT ENTER signs. As you can see, one of the photos show an actual NEAR MISS.


Mr. Ray Woodruff, District Engineer with the Arkansas Highway Department, will be looking into this matter and making a determination on how we should proceed. The State Police have requested swift action out of concern for everyone's safety.

We will keep you posted.

UPDATE -- 1:45 PM OCTOBER 30, 2008 -- HERE'S AN EMAIL MESSAGE RECEIVED FROM RAY WOODRUFF

Mayor,

I will ask our Maintenance Division to send a traffic investigator down to review this intersection for possible revisions needed at this intersection. As soon as they advise me of their findings, I will let you know what they found.

Ray

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