STOP! Harrodsburg Creates Two Four-Way Stops On Main Street

City Workers Install Four-Way Stops At Poplar And Office Street Intersections

Workers with the City of Harrodsburg’s public works department are creating two new four-way stops on Main Street, at the Poplar and Office Street intersections. The City Commission voted to create the stops as a way of slowing downtown traffic.

Robert Moore

Herald Staff

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On Wednesday morning, workers with the City of Harrodsburg’s public works department began erecting stop signs on Main Street.

The city commission voted the night before to create two four-way stops at the Office Street and Poplar Street intersections on Main Street. They also voted to erect a stop sign at the corner of Greenville Street and Beaumont Avenue.

The reason behind the stops is protecting pedestrians by slowing traffic moving through the downtown business district.

While in the past merchants have opposed placing stop signs in the downtown area, Tim Kazimer, who co-owns the Kentucky Fudge Company with his wife Jennifer, said he had a petition signed by all local merchants or their representatives saying they were in favor of the idea.

“Traffic is fast,” Kazimer said Tuesday night. “I’m concerned that pedestrian safety is in jeopardy.”

Another issue cited by Kazimer and the commissioners is that cars coming from side streets cannot see without pulling out onto Main Street, especially when cars were parked along the street.

Commissioner Charlie Mattingly said it would be at least two weeks before they could also paint the intersections. The commissioners also discussed erecting stop lights at the new four-way stops, but nothing has been decided.

10 Comments

  1. carolyn a thornton on May 29, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    I will avoid Main Street from ,now on

    • David Pike on May 29, 2019 at 1:56 pm

      Sad that all they could come up with is stop signs on main when the speed limit is clearly posted. No saying that they won help,but woo is going to enforce the law if stop signs are ignored? Police Department is short on manpower because of low pay for our Police Officers. If City Officials cared about the Citizens of Harrodsburg, pay a fair wage so our Officers won’t leave for better wages once they have experience. Also get off your lazy butts and do something that promotes growth. I’m ashamed of the way Harrodsburg officials are Killing Harrodsburg.

  2. Jackie Long on May 29, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Now all them young boys with their big toys (trucks) will be squealing off at every stop sign making big black marks on Main Street.

    • Josh on May 30, 2019 at 10:32 pm

      Yep. Diesel drag strip time. Ugh

  3. Linda Murray on May 29, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    If it works and makes the street safer, I’m willing to give it a try.

  4. Tony Gamble on May 29, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Really! It’s 15mph speed limit already. Where are the police? Seeing city police all over the county, but not taking care of main street.

    • Tony Godbey on May 29, 2019 at 6:15 pm

      I personnaly run radar on Main Street every day that im on duty, and no you dont see city officers all over the county unless we are doing a transport to Eastern State, BCDC, or we are going to the range.

  5. Laurence A Vaughan on May 29, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Really need a 4 way stop on Main and E Office. You cannot see traffic coming off Office onto Main.

  6. Thomas Bechtel on May 30, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    You come have came out here to Riverview Subdivision and got our STOP signs, People drive 55 miles right through the intersections, never look or even slow down !!! yes, city could have saved some money on these signs !!!!! have complained to Sheriff office , nothing done yet !!!

  7. Kim Hays on June 2, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    NOW, they need to put a traffic light out by Anderson Dean~ it’s so dangerous trying to pull out when games have ended. There has been times where there are more than 15 cars in line trying to get out onto 127. someone is going to end up getting hurt pulling out.

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