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Quincy drivers concerned about visibility at 20th and Spruce


One intersection on Quincy's north side has nearby residents concerned about their safety.

They say the intersection at 20th and Spruce is extremely dangerous, and they want to see something done about it.

So what's the problem? Residents say visibility heading east on 20th is a huge issue.

The intersection is only a two-way stop for traffic on Spruce and north-south traffic on 20th doesn't have to stop.

And with the brick wall of QU stadium blocking the view of oncoming traffic, drivers say pulling out into traffic is dangerous.

"Especially after the Gem's games when there's a lot of traffic, it's bound and determined that something's going to happen if they don't fix it," said Priscilla Gilker.

Gilker lives right on the corner of 20th and Spruce, and she says not only has she seen plenty of close calls because of poor visibility, but she's had some too.

"I have to creep out there to be able to see around the corner, that way, I actually almost got hit a couple of different times," said Gilker.

Todd Elledge also lives near the intersection, and agrees with Gilker.

He wants to see something done either to the QU stadium wall, or he says more signage needs to be added.

"You just can't see around that wall right there, it's very hard to see, you've got to actually pull partly out into the intersection, before you can see traffic coming," said Elledge.

Second ward alderman Dave Bauer agrees with residents that the intersection isn't safe.

And after hearing their concerns, he says he'll turn the issue over to the city and ask for a traffic study of the intersection.

"They can let us know how many accidents have been here, how many cars go each direction, and see if it warrants putting a four-way stop," said Bauer.

Bauer says a four-way stop would be the most feasible option because 20th isn't a major street.

Bauer says he could have some answers from the traffic study in about a month.


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