After a series of incidents, Norton moves to end Congle’s curse once and for all

After a series of incidents, Norton moves to end Congle’s curse once and for all

Can you blame homeowners on Congle Road in Norton and New Franklin if they think there might be a curse on their road?

After waiting years to repair the collapsed bridge, residents breathed a sigh of relief when the work was completed in November.

Then came the traffic problems.

Oddly placed stop signs at the Congle-Eastern intersection helped spark a series of accidents, at least five, by one resident’s count. Norton residents have complained to the council and taken to social media to warn of the dangers.

On Wednesday, city officials shut down the intersection in four directions while they examined traffic to determine the best long-term solution. A community alert was sent out Wednesday afternoon about the change, advising residents to drive with caution.

The crumbling Kungle Road culvert awaits couples in July 2021 in Norton Since the road reopened late last year, new traffic issues have emerged.

During Monday’s City Council meeting, a resident inquired about plans to make the intersection safer.

City Manager Dennis Loughrey said the city will move quickly to add signage and temporarily create a four-way stop.

“At this intersection, by the end of the day Wednesday, there should be a total of six stop signs and two stop signs,” Loughrey said at the meeting.

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