We are a small unincorporated town in Rock county. This is where we live, walk, visit with and care for our neighbors.
Recently, on October 1 we had a community meeting to address traffic safety concerns for the two state highways that run through our community. We had Rock county sheriff presence as well. Several years ago, I personally reached out to the DOT with my concerns on the frequent collisions at the intersection of 138 and 59 and was pleased with your concern and timely response. I do believe it has helped by adding the two signs warning motorists of a hazard at that intersection.
Our current concerns are primarily speed enforcement along the roadways and intersection hazards.
We would like to propose several solutions to help with of the problem of speed. One would be adding the Yellow Intersection signs coming in on Hwy 59 heading West and East with the reduced speed of 35 MPH , and on Hwy 138 at the intersection of Webster St. and 138, with reduced speed to 25 MPH.
Also, we have several private driveways on Hwy 59 that cannot see approaching traffic from the East. We believe signage to warn motorists of this hazard would be prudent.
We are also concerned about motorists passing in town on both of these roads, particularly on 138 which is all Passing zone heading North except for a few yards from the intersection of 59. There are multiple driveways and 3 businesses on this stretch of road. Is it possible to make this a no passing zone from the Badfish Creek bridge to the intersection of 59 and 138?
Thank you for your help with these concerns. I look forward to hearing from you. I will relay your response to my community. You may contact me at email@example.com
Sincerely, Mary Kohlman
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