Study finds speeding at Madison Twp. intersection, neighbors want change
MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Ken Goodwin grew up in South Columbus and that's where he's stayed.
"We've been happy here. It's convenience," said Goodwin.
But despite the good things, Goodwin wants something to change at the intersection of Spangler and Williams Road in Madison Township.
"There's a lot of accidents that happen here, which we feel like is due to the high speed limit," he said.
ABC 6/FOX 28 met him back at the intersection of Williams and Spangler Roads, after the first story about some neighbor's concerns regarding the intersection aired on ABC 6/FOX 28.
The neighbors have been taking pictures of crashes.
"We are worried that sometime somebody will have a major accident, major injury, or maybe a death will happen down the road," said Goodwin.
The Franklin County Engineer's Office just completed their study into the intersection, recording speeds, crash totals and more, after neighbors complained. The study found the number of crashes at the site isn't unusual, but that the amount of injuries are concerning.
The engineer's office said of the 100 bad intersections they study without a traffic light, Williams and Spangler is number 13 on the list for 2017. The office said the location is okay, but not great.
One of the big complaints from neighbors was about bushes they said obstructed the view for drivers.
The engineer's office said they trimmed some of those down, also telling neighbors that the intersection has been put on a list to get a speed sign that will tell drivers how fast they are going.
Neighbors said they will keep pushing for more.
"If you are here everyday and you can see what is going on," said neighbor Andrea Greenwell, "you can understand why we want more."
The engineer's office said if traffic picks up as time goes on, they may have to consider other options. They said the idea is to have a solution that doesn't make the situation worse.