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City council considers problem intersections

Hendersonville’s city council plans to consider what it might do to improve problem intersections in the city following a resident’s reported concern about pedestrians crossing at one intersection.

Council discussed the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Oak Street during its meeting Thursday night after a resident contacted council member Jerry Smith and asked that the council make improvements for pedestrians at the intersection.
City Manager John Connet described the intersection to the council as offset and said the state’s department of transportation had looked at pedestrian movement in the area. The council could address problems at the intersection in many ways including applying for a grant to help solve the problems, he said.
Mayor Barbara Volk said she would like to see a list of other problem intersections in the city and have a discussion about all the intersections before deciding about applying for a grant.
Other council members discussed possibly creating a better alignment at the intersection or putting a traffic light up and possibly contacting the nearby YMCA about help with the intersection.
Connet said he would get back to council about the plans for the intersection and other problem intersections in the city.