MOUNT VERNON — The Engineering and Street departments have been working this week to improve the safety of the Coshocton Road/Kroger/Vernedale intersection until the westbound turn lane into Kroger is open.

Engineer Brian Ball and Street Superintendent Tom Hinkle said at the city’s weekly press briefing that people weren’t paying attention to the signs and lane markings showing the way through the intersection.

“I’ve seen people cross the yellow lines and stop in the oncoming lane while waiting to turn left,” Hinkle said.

Ball said the extreme cold has slowed down the process of applying the epoxy coating that will prevent salt damage to the concrete barrier along the north side of Coshocton Road. A layer of paint will then be applied over the epoxy.

“It will have to be done in three sections instead of two,” Ball said, “So, we’ll have to move the tent twice.”

He said it could take until mid-January to complete the process.

Traffic cones have been positioned in the street to keep vehicles in the correct lanes. One cone had already been broken off Friday.

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Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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