Stop Signs on the Square Keep Turning into “Road Kill”February 7th, 2011 by Joe Burgess
In November, 2009, a pick-up truck damaged the pole and controls for the stoplights on the Monticello Square.
Since then, there has been an un-official contest between drivers (knocking down the signs) and the Highway Dept. (putting them up, again, and again, and again.)
Here is a photo taken Thursday, around 5 pm, showing where an 18-wheeler from Tennessee took out a stop sign next to Cockrell’s Shoes. (Actually, you can also see the police unit headed to his location on HWY 278 East in the top of the photo.)
That’s not the end of the story, according to reports, Friday, the stop sign on the other side of the same street was crushed by another driver.
Maybe if the “stop signs” were bolted onto the “street sign” poles that don’t get run over would help. But that wouldn’t help anyone walking on the sidewalks at the ”wrong place and wrong time.”
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