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Kimberly and Forest Intersection To Be Made Safer

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The intersection of Kimberly and Forest Road is about to get safer. The intersection of Kimberly and Forest Road is about to get safer.

 

A new road project in Davenport is expected to make driving through a particular intersection safer. 
     
Currently there are not traffic lights or a crosswalk on Kimberly and Forest Road, and with 14 accidents in the area within the last three years and 30,000 drivers traveling through the area every day, officials think it's time to do something about it.

"They come barreling across when you're trying to turn from the middle so it's an extremely dangerous intersection," said Angela Chenus.

"Sometimes it's very difficult to get on and if you have people waiting in the middle of the intersection, that's the most dangerous and vulnerable spot," said Michael Bernard.

Starting next week, the city plans to add sidewalks, crosswalks, as well as a traffic light to the intersection. It will take about 13 weeks to finish it all.
     
Some homeowners say they worry traffic will back up into the neighborhood with after the traffic light is installed but city leaders say their main concern is safety.

 

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