Phase 1: Traffic study to target 7 problematic intersection in Monroe

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The everyday hustle and bustle of certain Monroe streets are causing some headache for drivers. 
City officials say, they’re putting the petal to the metal on their plans to fix them. 

Officials say they have done their own studies and now they’re requesting the help of the big dogs.  
A professional traffic study team will come in and take a traffic count, a turn movement count, a pedestrian survey and review crash data from 2015 to 2017. From there, they’ll make some recommendations. 

“They may recommend a four way stop instead of a two way stop, they may recommend a traffic signal,do we need to add a turn lane, do we need to enclose some ditches, those kinds of things,” said City of Monroe Engineer Kim Golden.

The city says they’ve heard the requests of residents, which is why they sprung into action and residents say with hard work and patience, anything is possible.”

There’s 7 intersections in question they are:
Tower Drive and 9th Street
Tower Drive and Bienville Drive
DeSiard Street and Hall Street 
DeSiard and Renwick and Magnolia Streets
Valencia, Stuart and Beloit Streets
South 8th Street and Texas Avenue
South 8th Street and Orange Street

One community activist has been fighting for years to get a traffic light, so the good news excited him.

“I just want to say thank you, we finally got it done. With the will of god and people coming together, we can pull a lot of things together,” said Tyrone :K-9″ Dickens.

Kim golden says, the ultimate goal is to create a safer Monroe.

“We can’t do anything about people who are going to run red lights or speed or walk in front of a car or something, but we do want to have something designed to be safe,” she said. 

Phase one which is just the traffic study and analysis will cost $96,000 and Golden says she hopes to have it done within the next six months. 

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