The Times West Virginian

October 29, 2013

Town officials hope to get school zone signs put near White Hall Elementary

By Emily Gallagher
Times West Virginian

WHITE HALL — After a citizen voiced concern, White Hall council is continuing to work to have school zone signs put up on U.S. 250.

During Monday’s meeting, Mayor Guy Ward told council he’s still working with the West Virginia Department of Transportation to have school zone signs placed along the road near White Hall Elementary School. Because it’s a state road, the DOT is in charge of putting up road signs.

Ward said a few small signs have been put up but council would like to get signs with flashing lights bringing the speed down through the school zone.

“A few small signs have been put up,” he said. “Which those are helpful, too — we’re going after the flashing ones.”

Ward told council he is working with Chris McIntire, director of the Marion County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, on getting signs up. He said McIntire is talking with the DOT and pushing the subject.

A citizen approached council last month after noticing the amount of vehicles that drive past Emerald Lane, which is where the school is located, during hours that school is in session. The citizen told council he would like to see school zone signs put up and if they can, to lower the speed limit through that area.


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