The Chillicothe City Council was unanimous in their decision regarding safety options in the area of Mitchell Road and Highway 36. City Administrator Ike Holland said the intersection has been a major concern after multiple severe and even fatal crashes were recorded in the area.
According to Holland, council had previously discussed changing the speed limit. Council members were asked Monday to provide a speed limit that they felt would alleviate some concerns. Instead, all councilmen told Holland and Mayor Chuck Haney that they would prefer more signs and flashing traffic lights, rather than a speed limit reduction. Click to hear Holland:
Some council members had suggested using the flashing lights that are currently at another dangerous intersection near the high school. The flashers are expected to be replaced by signals at Highway 190 and Hornet Drive on Friday.
The issue at Mitchell Road and Highway 36 is expected to resurface at future meetings.