January 5, 2017
If nothing else, Craig Salmon is consistent when it comes to trying to screw up one thing that is actually working well in Jasper County. He has been trying to have the rumble strips uninstalled at the new 4 way stop at Bethel Church Rd. and Hwy 212 W since they were installed in August 2015.
These strips were installed August 5, 2015, and since that time there has not been an accident at the intersection. Before the 4-way stop and the rumble strips were installed, there was an endless stream of wrecks over a 2-3 year period.
On the BOC agenda Monday night the item “Bethel Church Road Rumble Strips” is under old business. Several months ago the BOC voted that the strips installed by DOT have been working well and need to be left alone. Did that stop Salmon from continuing to pursue this? No!
We have to wonder if he has any concern at all for the many families that were affected by the wrecks at this intersection, including one young man’s death. Any changes at this intersection that result in more accidents will rest at the feet of the Jasper County BOC and in particular, Craig Salmon.
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