Joshua Morrison/News Residents in the Edgewood Road area continue to express concerns about traffic safety including speeders and semi-truck traffic. The city is looking into ways to create safer conditions.

Joshua Morrison/Mount Vernon News

Residents in the Edgewood Road area continue to express concerns about traffic safety including speeders and semi-truck traffic. The city is looking into ways to create safer conditions. Request this photo

 

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A meeting will be held in a meeting room of the Knox County Memorial Building on either March 13 or 15.

MOUNT VERNON — A letter has been sent to Edgewood Road residents about traffic concerns they have expressed in petitions, emails and phone calls. Residents have expressed concern about the speed of traffic and about trucks using the road as a connector between Ohio 229 and U.S. 36.

The letter, signed by Mayor Richard Mavis and City Engineer Brian Ball, explains that traffic counters have been placed on various streets in the neighborhood, recording both numbers and speed of vehicles. The Police Department has been asked to provide a more frequent presence in the area and GPS providers have been asked to make sure Edgewood Road is not being shown as a truck route.

The city has also requested that the Ohio Department of Transportation, when it completes improvements at the intersection of Edgewood and 229, install better signage reflecting no through trucks on Edgewood.

 

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

 

 

 

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