Huntsville’s Memorial Parkway is the busiest city street in north Alabama. This past summer drivers had to endure delays because of re-surfacing. These days they have to put up with construction work signs that were left behind. “Well, if they’re through with the construction, they need to move them,” says Donald Davis.
The signs, and sign frames are on the Parkway just north of University Drive. They’re on top of the median barrier. While that would seem to put them out-of-the-way, it doesn’t really. One of the sign frames is leaning toward the traffic lane. Another sign is actually on the road’s surface, propped on the side of the median. “You know, you got big trucks coming by and people trying to get to work and people might run over them or the wind might blow too hard,” says Tyler Walker.
One driver who worries about what might happen says if one of the signs or its frame ended up in the way of traffic, it would definitely be trouble. “Probably a bad wreck. You know, one car hits it and at a certain time like six in the morning, there’s a bunch of traffic. So, it would be a bunch of cars piled up,” says Donald Davis.
This isn’t a difficult fix. And, we’re taking action to ask the State Department of Transportation to get the signs off the median. Drivers on a busy four lane don’t need any extra hazards.