Drivers Ignoring Road Closing Signs on 261 in Warrick County
Construction in Warrick County had drivers confused Monday -- and not just stopping in their tracks, but in neighbors' driveways.
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#1 Aug 5, 2008
That is because there are so many places to turn onto Highway 261 and there are no signs for miles warning you of the closing except two places. There is a sign at Highway 62 in Boonville and a sign south of the construction zone but north of Paradise. There are many side streets with absolutely no markings of the closing. We turned onto Highway 261 and drove south for 4 or 5 miles only to run into a barricade. There was not a single warning of this. We had not heard anything on the news or read in the paper that it would have been closed.
#2 Aug 20, 2008
I agree with Mr. Richards, nothing on the news to warn people, not enough signs to let people know what was going on. The police shouldn't write any tickets to anyone that is driving in the area because there is just too many ways to get on the construction zone and not know its posted.
#3 Aug 27, 2008
Living off of Hunter Rd., you wouldn't believe the inconvenience caused by that blockage. The frustration for a lot of local drivers has to do with the fact that they closed the highway portion and didn't touch it for weeks (they started on the Hunter Rd. portion they are realigning). Yet the highway part was closed immediately.
The thing is, this is a MUCH needed project. Turning from Hunter Rd. left onto the highway is VERY dangerous. So this is a very needed project, its just unfortunate that it is so disruptive.
A word of caution - cops are there ALL the time, so don't even think about sneaking through - and they are writing big tickets from what I hear.
C. Larry Rhodes Insurance recently put up some detour signs to help drivers. Pretty smart imho for advertising.
I love the whole "this detour sponsored by" approach :)
#4 Sep 3, 2008
Would you believe someone took down the signs put up by C. Larry Rhodes?
I guess they didn't believe the "like a good neighbor state farm is there" concept haha
#5 Apr 8, 2013
Just close the sec working on. detour the rest. my job is base on 261 and i got a ticket trying to get to work. there is no other way to get there
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