Residents blame county for faulty speed radar signs on curve
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Residents who live along an accident-prone northern Indiana roadway are blaming local officials for not repairing electronic signs installed years ago to reduce accidents along that road.
Two solar-powered speed radar signs that display vehicle speeds were installed three years ago along a curved stretch of the Mishawaka (mish-ah-WAH’-kuh) road to enforce its 35 mph speed limit, but stopped working within months.
Resident Russell Baudler tells the South Bend Tribune that more than two years later, “it seems that by now the problem should have been fixed.”
St. Joseph County officials say repairs by the project contractor and a supplier have taken far longer than expected.
County Engineer Jessica Clark says the contractor recently determined the signs have faulty batteries. The batteries are expected to be replaced within six months.
Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com