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Intersection Changes Cause Relief and Concern

Posted: 07/27/2017 23:49:00 -04:00 Updated:

GEORGETOWN, Del. - The addition of two stop signs to Springfield Road and Gravel Hill Road in Georgetown is a welcome change to many in the area...for the most part. A number of people say that more warning is needed for the stop signs, as drivers have become accustomed to a two-way stop for a number of years.

"Coming west last week, I had a truck that ran through the stop sign with a boat on it and I accidentally looked the other way and almost ran right into the truck," says Joseph Sexton, who frequents the area. "That could've killed me and my wife both. This is one of the most dangerous spots in Delaware."

Sexton believes the new stop signs are a bit high. Rich King also drives the area often and says he too has seen many blow past the new signs, despite warning signs from DelDOT up on Gravel Hill Road. He says adding one element will fix many problems.

"All they need to do is put a red flashing light and maybe a sign down there that says stop ahead," he says.

King and others say going northbound on Gravel Hill Road is where most of the accidents occur, as a church located on the road creates somewhat of a blind spot. According to the Delaware State Police, the intersection has had 19 crashes since 2012. Two of those are in 2017. State Senator Brian Pettyjohn says a DelDOT study proved the area would benefit from a four-way stop. He says he wants to make it as safe as possible.

"I have asked the department to look into rumble strips leading up to the intersection as well because it's a new design," he says. "People that have gone through this road for years may kind of be on autopilot."

 

 

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