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Dunkirk Intersection pleas deserve attention

Two city of Dunkirk residents earlier this month told Common Council they are concerned about an intersection they term as dangerous despite a four-way stop sign. “I’m still a little shaken up,” Sandra Lombardo said on Oct. 5. “There was an accident on the corner of Lincoln and Talcott today.

“When I went out this afternoon, all I (saw) was debris underneath the semi and all I could think of was, ‘That’s a child, laying there, dead,'” she continued, her voice cracking. “Who knows? All I’m saying is, the stop sign is not working, it has not been working. We’ve talked about this many times, and the only thing I can tell you is, thank God this lady is still alive who was in the accident today.”

Lombardo and one other resident advocated for a traffic signal, which does not always calm traffic. Adding to the dilemma is the road is maintained by the county.

However, these concerns are worth discussing on Wednesday during the Public Safety Committee meeting at 11 a.m. Besides the four-way stop or a change to traffic signals, a slower speed limit may be an option.

Council, however, must consider alternatives — even if it means posting additional signage.

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