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There are potentially dangerous insections
by Sound Off-Bob Mayes
Nov 21, 2012 | 170 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Reading about the fatal, tragic accidents on the Highway 30 bypass at Booneville has been heart-rending.

There is an intersection on U.S. Highway 72 east which has the potential of being just as dangerous. I am talking about the Kimberly-Clark Road intersection. It is so dark at night that you can scarcely find the intersection. Please put street lights there before something terrible happens there.

Also, when I tried to give someone directions to my home, there was a mix-up. When I drove the road and noticed the road signs, I understood why.

At the intersection with CR 107 on which I live, the sign says "106", but at the intersection with Highway 72 it says "206". Maybe someone could look into changing this, or tell the folks why the road has two designations. I thought maybe it was 106 to Farmington (CR 200), and then 206 from there to Highway 72, but I could find no such signs showing this at the Farmington Road intersection.

Maybe I just missed it, but the Farmington Road intersection is so broad that it is confusing, particularly when approaching from the south where the cars and trucks parked at George's Diner are blocking the view of the intersection at the west side, and maybe that is why I have encountered many vehicles running the stop signs or entering the intersection before it was "their turn."

Could be a traffic light is needed. It is another example of seemingly poor planning that may someday result in some terrible accidents.

Bob Mays

CR 107, Corinth
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