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August 3, 2013

County takes proactive stand with installation of stop signs

ORANGE — Residents have an opportunity to voice their opinion.

A public hearing at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Orange county Commissioners Court concerning the installation of stop signs at Gerdau Steel Road and the intersection of Old Hwy. 90 in Rose City and on Stephenson Road at the Y intersection of Van Dee Drive in north Pine Forest will give citizens the chance to speak for or against the signs.

“The steel company came to us and asked if they could install a sign at Gerdau Steel Road,” County Engineer Clark Slacum said in a phone interview. “Whenever a sign is to be installed, changes in the speed limit, or changes in the right-of-way, there is a process we must go through. That requires a public hearing.”

Slacum also said that that many of the truck drivers delivering at the steel mill were unfamiliar with the area and cutting off traffic not realizing there was a driveway at the location.

“A stop sign is a preventative measure,” Slacum said. “We want to be pro-active before there is an accident.”

The location in Pine Forest is currently unregulated by stop signs and the county wants to take proactive measures.

Van Dee Drive will be the through street and have the right of way upon installation of a stop sign at that location.

After the public hearing the commissioners will vote on authorizing the Orange County Road & Bridge Department installing the stop signs during the 2 p.m. Monday meeting.


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