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The Carthage Press
  • County seeks comment on stop signs

  • Four intersections in different parts of Jasper County will see changes to stop signs if the Jasper County Commissioners give final approval to recommendations passed to them by a county highway safety committee.
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  • Four intersections in different parts of Jasper County will see changes to stop signs if the Jasper County Commissioners give final approval to recommendations passed to them by a county highway safety committee.
    Two more public hearings are scheduled to allow the public to comment on the proposed changes, one at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, and one at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 17.
    Eastern District Commissioner Jim Honey said the committee recommended changing three of the intersections to four-way stops and moving a stop sign at another intersection from one road to the other.
    The intersections and changes include:
    • County Road 110 and Goldenrod Road — change from a two-way stop to four-way stop. Honey said there was a traffic death at that intersection a couple of years ago.
    • County Road 110 and Cedar Road — change from a two-way stop to four way stop. Honey said there have been several accidents at that intersection, including one involving a county vehicle.
    “Visibility is bad there and the speed is fairly bad there all ways, and there's a lot of traffic there,” Honey said. “It's just northwest of the stockyards.”
    • County Road 60 and Ivy Road — change from a two-way stop to a four-way stop. Honey said sight distance is bad at this intersection because of brush on one corner.
    • County Road 189 and Oak Road — move the stop sign from County Road 189 to Oak Road. Honey said County Road 189 was gravel at one time, but it has since been paved and the stop sign is in the wrong location.
    Honey said the county will notify homeowners around that intersection to alert them to the change.
    Honey said the county has to advertise any changes to stop signs or other traffic signals in two local newspapers for three weeks and hold public hearings each week for three weeks.
    Editor’s note: The dates for these hearings were incorrect in a story published in last week’s Carthage Press

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