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Traffic Light At Wynford Becoming Problematic

Story By: Brian Skowronski



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  Original Published: 2/13/2014

A dangerous traffic light on the campus of Wynford Local Schools has become a hot topic with concerned area citizens.

Wynford parents Tavia Swain and Jaime Langston have taken notice of the sketchy intersection, where Langston's teenage daughter was involved in a three vehicle accident in December. The collision is just one of four that have occurred at the intersection this school year, where a total of 22 accidents have been reported since 2008.

Jeff Holbrook was hired as Wynford's High School principal that year and has voiced his regard for changes that need to occur at the traffic light.

The biggest concern with the intersection is that The Lincoln Highway, better known as CR 330, runs perpendicular with traffic exiting the school's campus and has a posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour. The traffic light also continuously blinks yellow for vehicles on CR 330, giving them the right of way to traffic entering the highway.

The high rate of speeds combined with the immense flow of traffic, flooded with an abundance of inexperienced drivers that comes in and out of the school zone all integrate to form an issue that Holbrook, Swain and Langston hope to correct.

Holbrook believes a working traffic light should be placed at the intersection and also suggested a new back entrance to the school buildings that would avoid the use of the intersection.

The pair of mother's have taken out a petition to have their concerns heard on the state level and are currently seeking 2,500 signatures to accomplish their goal.

Wynford will hold a board of education meeting on Feb 19, where a study of the intersection is expected to be discussed by Crawford County Engineer Mark Baker.

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