E. Huntsville Rd between S. Morningside Drive and S. Wood Av

Fayetteville, ArkansasApr 10, 20101 Comments

Coming from the east after Highway 16 turns into Huntsville Road, the westbound traffic speed limit will drop from 35 mph to 25 mph. However, the 25 mph signs are hidden by tree branches and leaves for 8-9 months of the year. City & utility workers do not trim the obstructions. 35 mph westbound traffic is coming down a small hill and it is hard enough to slow down even when you know the sign is there. Driving 25 mph through that area will slow everyone down and cause traffic congestions – so there are always a ready supply of potential ticket-payers when the Fayetteville police need to keep up the ticket inventory and keep the courthouse full.

The police will either sit in the parking lot on the south side of Huntsville Road near S. Morningside Drive, or park on either S. Lytton or S. Blair on the north side of Huntsville Rd. Folks coming from Sixth Street should not speed up as they depart the residential area on Sixth or they will get nailed by the copy hiding off to one side or the other on Huntsville Road just before the speed limit changes to 35 mph.

I have seen cops sitting in the dark on Huntsville Rd on many evenings. I suspect that these guys used to work for the police in the City of Elkins – they love to play “Gotcha” and give tickets.

Here's an idea: if city and county workers aren't trimming the leaves and maintaining visibility....how about YOU try to? Just a thought.
#1Jun 17, 2011Report Abuse

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