Scenic Avenue Recieves Permanent Guardrail

Scenic Avenue Recieves Permanent Guardrail

In response to concerns about the safety of a stretch of Scenic Avenue, the city closed the road yesterday to erect a permanent guardrail. The 2500 block of South Scenic Avenue turns sharply above a pedestrian walking trail. Previously, a six-inch concrete curb was installed to minimize the risk of accidents, but was insufficient to prevent an Aurora police officer’s daughter from running off the road. The car fell over 11 feet to the pedestrian walking trail below.

City records show an anonymous 2009 request for a barrier along the road as well as a 2006 Springfield police officer’s recommendation for the same. The officer’s suggestion was denied due to the fact that “the area has had no recorded accidents involving pedestrians.”

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