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Griggsville man puts up sign warning of dangerous intersection

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GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. (WGEM) -

A Griggsville man is so fed up with car accidents near his home, he's decided to take matters into his own hands.

State Highway 107, just north of I-72, at Township Street 410 is the intersection in question.

Pike County residents say it's an intersection that's notoriously dangerous.

Phil Bradshaw has lived near the intersection for almost 40 years and he says accidents seem to be a re-occurring theme and it's only getting worse.

"Since the Maschhoffs Mill was built the trucks are going slow, so people are not expecting them to turn left here," said Bradshaw.

Another contributing factor Bradshaw says is that people are making the turn onto the county road too quickly.

"It's the fact that you're not turning at a complete 90 degree turn. People turn off faster," explained Bradshaw.

But, Bradshaw hopes the new sign will cut down on accidents. "We just hoped it would make people aware of the danger of the intersection."

Griggsville Road Commissioner Wendall Hull says he's aware of the intersection and the accidents that have happened there.

"People are coming around from the feed mill in a passing zone and they're passing as people are turning left," said Hull.

But, since the road is a state highway, Hull says he can't do anything about it.

"The accidents aren't coming from the township turning out on the highway," said Hull. "It's people turning onto the township road from the state highway."

Both Bradshaw and Hull still think the state should step in to help alert drivers and avoid any more accidents.

"I think they really need to make a no passing zone up past that intersection," said Bradshaw.

"They need to put some left turns ahead or something like that," added Hull.

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