Platte City Mayor Dave Brooks addressed the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night regarding concerns about the safety of the intersection at Hwy. 92 and Marshall Road, by the entrance to the local post office.
In general discussion, Brooks said he was going to talk about an issue that the board had discussed several times in the past.
“We’re going to have a horrible accident up there someday and a lot of people are going to be killed,” stated Brooks.
Brooks said he went up to Cash Saver recently and parked to watch the traffic that travels through that intersection on a daily basis. He mentioned his concerns of how cars and trucks pop over the hill and for the people turning off Marshall and by the post office it’s difficult to see that traffic until they’re at the top of the hill. Discussion was also given on how westbound Hwy. 92 reduces from two lanes to one lane at the intersection of Marshall.
“I think we need to call our friends from MoDOT and get them in front of us,” said Brooks. “I think we have an obligation to go to MoDOT and get them to put up a stop light there.”
On Wednesday morning, Platte City Police Chief Joe McHale said in the last two years there has been one serious accident at that intersection, which was a head-on collision. He stated that there have also been several minor accidents at that intersection also in that timeframe.
“I do agree with Mayor Brooks that it is a hazardous intersection and that it needs some attention,” stated McHale. “We will continue to do traffic enforcement in that area for speed and failure to use the proper lane.”
The aldermen agreed unanimously for Brooks to contact MoDOT regarding potential help for that intersection.