HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - How do you make sure drivers stop at 4-way stops? That's the question some Huntsville drivers are trying to answer.
Their concerns: the intersections at Oakwood and Maysville and Maysville and Bankhead Parkway. They'd like to see alert strips put in to wake people and avoid several near crashes they've seen.
Huntsville traffic engineers, though, say those rumble strips are used mostly on the shoulders of high speed roads and to alert drivers on rural roads that there's an unexpected stop coming up.
The reason you don't see them in neighborhoods? The annoying noise they make, and the vibration they cause in nearby homes.
Still, the engineers will review the accident history at Oakwood and Maysville and Maysville and Bankhead Parkway to see if they need to add anything else for safety. Both intersections have flashing red lights.
The other issue we checked out is a water leak on North Memorial Parkway. One of our viewers pointed out that water's ponding under the billboard in the 3000 block.
The city's water supervisor is aware that there's a leak. His crew's about a week away from digging and repairing.
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