October 3, 2011
Although it didn't reject it outright, the Tonganoxie City Council indicated last week the city would pass on an opportunity to apply for a $2 million grant to place a signal at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Laming Road and make safety improvements at that intersection and those on the highway at Stone Creek and South Park drives.
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With fresh evidence of the danger and armed with a recommendation from Police Chief Jeff Brandau, Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward will write a letter officially requesting that the Kansas Department of Transportation lower the speed limit to 45 mph on U.S. Highway 24-40 on the city’s east side.
The Tonganoxie City Council continued Monday to press on several fronts for safety improvements to U.S. Highway 24-40 intersections on the city’s east side.
The city of Tonganoxie will develop a plan before once again requesting the state reduce speed limits on U.S. Highway 24-40 on the eastern entrance to the city.
The Tonganoxie City Council agreed Monday to pass on a Kansas Department of Transportation grant to make safety improvements at two east side U.S. Highway 24-40 intersections.
In the eight years Jeff Salmon has lived in his home on Willis Drive, he has seen traffic and danger increase at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and South Park and Stone Creek drives.
In a meeting at which it considered two other possible future projects, the Tonganoxie City Council indicated the city could not afford safety upgrades to U.S. Highway 24-40 east-side intersections.