Safety concerns have prompted Fayette County to reconfigure a busy intersection. The Board of Commissioners voted recently to install stop signs in each direction of Veterans Parkway where it meets Eastin Road in the northern part of the county. Currently, there are stop signs only on Eastin Road, but reports of increasing accidents prompted county staff to study the site and recommend the four-way stop.
Public Works Director Phil Mallon said the study determined that there were 14 preventable accidents at the intersection during the past year. The data also showed that average speeds on Veterans Parkway often exceed the posted limit by 10 mph or more.
The project will use $120,000 from the 2004 SPLOST to pay for the design and installation. The funds will be transferred from a previous project that had a budget surplus. However, the commission said that ultimately a roundabout may be required at the site.