Chipley City Council hears traffic concerns

Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 09:20 AM.

Watford also said that studies show that streets with lanes clearly marked give drivers the illusion of narrower lanes, resulting in slower traffic. “If the centerline and the sides of the road are painted, it makes the road seem smaller and causes drivers to slow down,” Watford said.

Miner said on Thursday that it was luck of the draw that the contractor was able to stripe Fifth Street so quickly. “We called them and they said they just happened to have a slack week,” Miner said.

The city does not have the equipment to stripe roadways, Miner said.

“Hopefully the striping will help with the speeding,” Miner said. “When we look at the accidents we’ve been having, they mainly are the result of people blowing through stop signs. We hope striping the road will make them slow down.”

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