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Sarpy County adding temporary stop signs at the intersection at at 84th and Platteview Road

Posted at 5:37 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 18:37:32-04

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — Sarpy County officials added temporary stop signs at the intersection at at 84th and Platteview Road.

The intersection is one of the most dangerous spots for driving in the county. There have been two deaths at the intersection in the last year and a half. The issue with the intersection is that travelers headed westbound on Platteview often have their left-hand turn blocked by oncoming trucks. County officials said stop signs are not a long-term solution.

"Ultimately we'd like to have the roads widened, we think that would help a lot because we get a lot of traffic head to head within feet of each other," said Denny Willson, the Sarpy County Engineer. "But at the current time we think stop signs will help to the best of our ability to without taking out a large expense or a lot of time to get the final intersection stuff done."

The county is studying whether to change the road's speed limit on Platteview Road from 84th Street to 132nd Street from 55 to 45 miles per hour. They're also looking in to widening the road, adding stop lights amd creating more lanes.

There already was a stop sign on at the intersection facing Platteview Road. Sarpy County is also adding flashing lights signs leading up to the stop signs in the coming weeks.