BUSY INTERSECTION: Grimes School Safety Concerns
The City of Grimes wants a second opinion about a busy intersection.
City leaders are concerned about the intersection outside Dallas Center-Grimes High School. A 2011 traffic study found the intersection wasn’t busy enough for the DOT to install a traffic signal.
The City is now paying for a second study of the intersection hoping for a different answer.
City officials say the mix of traffic and teenage drivers increases the danger there. They say it’s important to fix the problem now before a tragedy happens.
“Is it a dangerous intersection out there? I suppose it could be classified as a dangerous intersection. Thankfully at this point we have not had any serious accidents at that location,” says Grimes mayor, Tom Armstrong
If the DOT still doesn’t agree to add a traffic signal, Armstrong says the City and district could make a new entrance to the school from a less busy street.