Horn Lake Residents Beg For Help At Intersection

(Horn Lake, MS) People in Horn Lake are hoping for an intervention at Goodman Road and Dunbarton, which they say is a dangerous intersection.

“I hope they do something soon,” resident Arthur Bannard said.

Bannard has seen near misses time and time again.

Then Friday morning, there was a school bus accident at the intersection, one people know all too well in horn lake.

“I don’t even come out in this intersection,” one person said.

“It’s pretty bad,” another said. “They need a red light, bad.”

There’s been a huge outcry for almost two years now.

People say traffic is increasing, and it’s hard to see the other cars coming.

But it’s hard to miss a memorial to 16-year-old Nikki Yager, who died in a traffic crash at the same spot.

“A young lady was in the prime of her life, looking towards the future and that life was taken. how could that not impact somebody?”

The city says it can’t put up a light because Goodman is a state highway.

Mayor Allen Latimer says the state came, looked, and said no light was needed.

“They said it didn’t meet the warrants and the requirements,” the mayor said.

But after Friday morning’s school bus accident, he called back.

He said he thinks this incident, Nikki’s death, and a new Walmart going in blocks away¬† should be enough for the state to see the light.

Bannard, meanwhile, said he doesn’t know what it will take.

“A red light, stoplight, a four-way stop or something,” he said.

But he does know they need to do something before they lose another life.

4 comments

  • Phil

    Ok Folks. How much can a STOP light cost? Surely Horn Lake can buy a Frickken Stop Light and install it. Let the State moan and groan if it wishes. You folks really don’t know how to get this done? Call me. For a slight fee, I’ll have you a Stop Light, at that intersection within 60 days! (for Gawds sake!)

  • ChaosandOrder

    A stop light costs anywhere from $60,000 to $100,000 easy. Electricians are union and the materials needed must meet state standards. What I want to know is…where is a Walmart going in? I do not want one here in Horn Lake. We have a neighborhood market and a Supercenter only a few miles away.

    • Davis1

      I really don’t see the need for a red light there. I live in that area and I can assure you that cars turn off all time in front of oncoming traffic like they are in a hurry or something. It happens to me a lot. If folks would just slow down it wouldn’t be accidents there.

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