Why do a traffic study now?

Published 6:18 pm Saturday, July 28, 2018

To the editor:

I’m curious about why a study was done to determine if a traffic light is needed where the road to the future Sports Complex meets Fisher Ferry Road.

The Sports Complex is months away from completion. Why perform a study before a traffic situation exists?

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Later on, when the complex is finished and tournaments are held, traffic going north toward most restaurants and hotels could be heavy causing problems for those of us who live on or just off Halls Ferry Road.

Question: Will another traffic study be conducted when the sports complex has been completed and activities are in full swing?

The article in the July 25 edition of The Vicksburg Post stated “Neel-Schaffer volunteered to perform the study.”  I assume that means there was no cost!  If so, will a second study be no-cost?

Just wonderin’!

Rae M. Eikert


About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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