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Ringgold County has taken steps to enhance traffic control at the intersection of Highway 2 and County Highway P27, locally known as the Goose Pond Corner.
South of the intersection one group of rumble strips have been cut into the roadway approximately 500-600 feet before the intersection and another new group is located approximately 260-335 feet before the intersection.
The prior sets of rumble strips also remain in place.
Two 48 inch by 48 inch flashing Stop Ahead signs have been installed midway between the two new sets of rumble strips, approximately 350-450 feet before the intersection.
County engineer Jared 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, two 48×48 flashing signs are located approximately 350-450 before the intersection, again closer than their previous 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.