Madison Park: Dangerous intersection has neighbors concerned

Madison Park: Dangerous intersection has neighbors concerned

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by KATIE KILLEN / NBC Charlotte Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 7:07 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Residents in one Charlotte neighborhood want changes at a busy intersection.  Some living in Madison Park say Seneca Place and Wedgewood Drive are dangerous. 

It's one of the busiest intersections in the neighborhood because the roads are a popular cut through from Park Road to South Boulevard, and they’re also near an elementary school, a park and a popular farmer's market.  Some say it's an accident waiting to happen. 

"I always hold my breath when I shoot across the road," said Madison Park HOA President, Marty Doss.  The intersection has no painted cross walks, no signage alerting drivers to pedestrians and poor site distances because both roads are hilly and curvy. 

According to Doss, many are fed up.  "Just like the Mom down the street.  She said she was pushing a stroller across and almost got hit and she got so upset, she turned around and went back home," he said. 

The Charlotte Department of Transportation tells NBC Charlotte they are aware of neighbors' concerns.  The intersection is on a recommended improvements list. 

A Pedestrian Crossing Committee recommends a reconstruction of the curb to shorten the distance pedestrians must cross. 

However, CDOT says there is no timeline when funding will be available.  People who live in Madison Park, just hope it's not too late.  "Well I hope nobody gets hit and no kids get run over," said Doss. 

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