Install a stoplight at 124th and Antioch in Overland Park, KS
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The City of Overland Park along with the Planning Commission has passed a request to allow the construction of the Overland Park Central Fleet Maintenance Facility. This Facility will be constructed on the East side of Antioch at 124th Street. Although this will be a great addition to our community, there are traffic issues that need to be addressed.
According to the City website and a study done in 2012, an average of 30,000 vehicles pass this intersection daily. Many car wrecks and road rage incidents are visible by our office staff, residents, and nearby businesses. These incidents occur almost daily. The installation of the Overland Park Central Fleet Maintenance Facility will increase traffic at this intersection even further. This is already an extremely dangerous intersection. Factors to the dangerous nature of this intersection are including, but not limited to, high speed limit (45 mph), low visibility, and the amount of outgoing traffic from 124th Street.
If there are any doubts about the dangers of the current traffic flow at the intersection of 124th and Antioch, we challenge you to visit the intersection at peak travel times of 7:30 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. During those peak hours it is nearly impossible to travel North on Antioch exiting from 124th Street. The light(s) that are currently installed at the intersections to the North and South of 124th Street on Antioch do not contribute to correcting any heavy traffic patterns.
We strongly believe a stoplight is needed at this intersection to prevent further traffic incidents, car wrecks, and possible fatalities.
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