A report by Chillicothe Mayor Chuck Haney at a council meeting on Monday prompted a discussion on safety concerns at Highway 36 and Mitchell Road.  Haney told council members that he met with Missouri Department of Transportation officials about options in the area.  City Administrator Ike Holland said council has been considering a number of solutions including a speed limit reduction, flashing lights, and replacing the concrete barriers with cables.  Click to hear Holland:

Ike Holland

Holland added that the city does not want to deter visitors, but they want to find a way to reduce accidents at that intersection.  Click to hear Holland:

Ike Holland

Ward Two Councilman Wayne Cunningham suggested moving a Farmer’s Electric sign and cutting down the embankment.  Other council members advocated for flashing lights and warning signs.  Mayor Haney is expected to discuss all of council’s suggestions with MoDOT officials at a future meeting.