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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Franklin County Commissioners ask for traffic study of Highway 98 in Eastpoint
Franklin County Commissioners are asking the Florida Department of
Transportation to do a traffic study on Highway 98 in the middle of
The board said the section of Highway 98 near the post office and the
Big Top Supermarket has been the site of numerous accidents in the
past year, and it may help to put up more signs or even lower the
speed limit in that area.
Last week a pedestrian was hit while standing on the side of the road
in that area, and while that accident would likely not have been
prevented with additional signs, the board said they would still like
the state to look more closely at what additional safety equipment
could be placed on that section of highway.
Some of the ideas include posting additional speed limit signs,
reducing the speed limit, or installing a blinking light to indicate
high traffic area.
Commissioners said the problem is that area is highly congested as
you have a number of business as well as the post office there.
It is also very dark at night which increases the chances of
Before the state will take any action, however, they will have to do
a traffic study and that requires an officials request from the
The board voted unanimously on Tuesday to make that request.