Neighbors at Owensboro intersection concerned about oncoming traffic

Owensboro is trying to make one busy intersection less dangerous.

Just east of the Highway 60 exit on Highway 54 is Wimsatt Court.

For years, some of the people who live there have felt a little boxed in.

Neighbors said they often have a hard time turning onto Highway 54.

When they do, they face the risk of oncoming traffic.

Owensboro made it very clear through multiple signs to not block the intersection.

However, some drivers are ignoring the signs.

Kenneth Williams has lived in the neighborhood for 33 years and said he's seen several accidents near the intersection.

He's not sure the new signage is the answer.

“They don't see the little sign... and most people kind of just ignore it,” said Williams.

Owensboro has been stationing police officers near the intersection periodically.

Neighbors said drivers tend to pay more attention when officers are there.

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(This story was originally published December 6, 2017)


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