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Readers: Something should be done about intersection

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Close to 300 readers responded to The Brazil Times' recent online poll regarding a recent proposal the Clay County Commissioners were given.

The Times asked its online readers, "Should the Clay County Commissioners consider the Kennedy's Crossing proposal brought forth by students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology?"

Readers were given two options, including:

* Yes. The intersection needs fixed, or

* No. They should look into other options.

Of the 284 readers that responded to the poll, 87.7 percent (249 votes) said the intersection needed fixed. A total of 35 readers (12.3 percent) said the commissioners needed to look into other options.

Eight readers also responded to the poll with comments.

One reader stated, "It was non-professional advice. We need to get an opinion from a licensed professional engineer that has real world experience. It would be unfortunate to implement the proposed solution and not see a marked improvement."

Another reader stated, "Maybe they should consider a light at (State Road) 340 and have all the kids exit that way and stay off that road as much as possible. Kids are (going) drive crazy and will wreck, whichever way you send them."

Another reader stated, "I lived on that corner for 12 years. It is very dangerous," while another said, "This intersection is treacherous and in definite need of help, but the proposed fix seems to be more complex than the appropriate fix. The intersection should be made into a four-way stop. I currently drive two miles out of my way to avoid this intersection when taking my child to school. I have called the city and county about this issue many times. I, in fact, made a call to the "powers that be" about one month prior to last year's fatal accident and told them, 'nobody has been fatally injured there yet, but mark my words, they will.' I am so sad to have been right on this point. How many more people, and likely children considering the proximity to the school, must be hurt before something is done. A four-way stop is a very obvious and simple fix. Let's not wait, do it now."

The current Times' online poll is, "Do you believe gasoline prices will exceed $5 before the end of summer?"

Readers may chose yes or no regarding options for the poll.

As always, readers have the option of commenting regarding the poll question.

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A four way stop is the cheapest and simplest fix. I live around that corner and have to drive through that intersection everyday. It is scary every time. I would love to see a four way stop there instead of using up money that could be paving the other junk streets in Brazil! I also agree that the kids drive wild from Northview. But that road is narrow and does not have lines to guide drivers. Kennedy's Crossing needs lines painted down the middle of the road so new drivers can more easily maneuver down that road. A police officer also is needed in that area when school lets out.

-- Posted by yubantode on Thu, May 29, 2008, at 10:14 PM

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