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Four-way stop sign would be a better solution

• Feb 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM

NOTE: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Don Hite of Fitchville Township:

It has recently come to our attention that Huron County, along with ODOT, are planning to spend $1,300,000 plus dollars to upgrade a rural intersection of two county roads in Fitchville Township.

Granted, there have been several accidents at the intersection of Prospect Road and Fitchville River Road over the past several years, at least one resulting in death, and something should be done about it.

We have lived close to this intersection for more than 40 years and realize that the line of sight is impaired in both the north and south directions due to dips in Fitchville River Road, fence lines, overhanging branches and weeds.

Changing the angle of the intersection at a staggering cost of $1.3m will not protect someone who might inadvertently run the stop sign on Prospect Road, but a four way stop most certainly would. There are far more dangerous intersections in Huron County that this kind of money should be used for. The Huron County highway engineer is Mr. Lee Tansey who has the authority to do the right thing.

If you care to express your opinion, Mr. Tansey can be reached at 419-668-1997.

 

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