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Barricade blocks shortcut through HLG campus

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Drivers cutting through Hannibal Lagrange University's campus are going to run into a road block.

City officials have put up a barricade on Muir Street just west of Pulliam.

University officials told the city's traffic commission drivers were using it as a shortcut to get to Highway 168, and driving way too fast through the campus.

City Engineer Mark Rees says while he doesn't like the thought of a dead end, something had to be done.

"You just don't want these conflicts between slower stopped cars and pedestrians. The roads are made to move traffic and that's where we need to be, you shouldn't be cutting through a campus like that."

Rees says he's not sure if this is temporary, or if the city will make the dead end street permanent.

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