The Jackson County Board Commissioners heard public input Tuesday that centered around finding the best solution for the Jackson County 34/Jackson County 29 intersection.
Jackson County 34 is the most traveled and ticketed road in Jackson County, according to the county’s sheriff’s department. Second is Jackson County 29. The intersection of the roads, located near Alpha, has seen 10 accidents from 2015 to 2021, two of which were fatal.
Jackson County Sheriff Shawn Haken says more has to be done to solve this problem, noting that a stop sign at the intersection is” probably the most disrespected stop signs I have ever seen.” Haken recommends putting in a four-way stop at the intersection.
Jackson County Engineer Tim Stahl said Tuesday that a study called Intersection Control Evaluation (or ICE) has been started. The study’s findings will be released at the Sept. 7. board meeting.
The most recent fatal crash at the Jackson County 34/Jackson County 29 intersection was July 26. A fatal crash also took place there on June 18, 2015.