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Ringgold County engineer Jared Johnson outlined his plans to enhance traffic control at the intersection of Highway 2 and County Highway P27, locally known as the Goose Pond Corner.
Most changes will come on the section of P27 south of Highway 2.
The effectiveness of the rumble strips leading to the intersection were diminished due to past milling of the surface.
The plan is to cut one group of rumble strips approximately 500-600 feet before the intersection and another new group approximately 260-335 feet before the intersection.
The existing sets of rumble strips will remain in place.
Two 48 inch by 48 inch flashing Stop Ahead signs will be installed midway between the two new sets of rumble strips, approximately 350-450 feet before the intersection.
Johnson said research shows moving the Stop Ahead signs closer to the intersection is more effective in alerting motorists to the impending stop.
On P27 to the north of the intersection, Johnson said he plans to add the 48×48 flashing signs approximately 350-450 before the intersection, again closer than their current location.
No new rumble strips will be added to the north roadway.
Johnson said the stop signs at the intersection are located on state controlled right-of-way, so the county has no jurisdiction to change those.
He added, however, the state DOT is aware of problems at the intersection and may decide to install larger stop signs along with reflective tape.