Dixie County Residents Hope Traffic Changes Will Help Solve Problems at Dangerous Intersection
Published August 13th, 2013
CROSS CITY- Dixie county residents are looking for a change in the wake of a fatal crash over the weekend at an intersection that has earned a reputation for being dangerous.
The FDOT plans on starting a new traffic study for the intersection soon.
It wouldn't the first time traffic engineers have tried to make US 19 and Highway 55A more safe for drivers, but they say the recent deaths at those crossroads, merit a closer look.
Dixie county has witnessed 3 fatal car accidents this year already.
If you talk to residents about what they'd like to see FDOT do at the intersection, most of them will tell you the same thing.
"...monitor the accidents where it warrants a red light or not, but my personal opinion, they should be one," says Dixie County Resident, Edward Ellison.
According to the Florida Department of Transportation, the last time a traffic study was conducted at the intersection of US 19 and Highway 55A was 6 years ago following the death of Ashley and Jolea Snedeker.
Traffic engineers did not find sufficient evidence to merit putting a traffic light at that intersection in the study.
Traffic studies of this nature typically take 6 weeks to conduct.
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