Intersection in front of Jackson H.S. event center changed to all-way stop

JACKSON, MO (KFVS) - Starting on Tuesday, August 21, people going north and south on S. Oklahoma St. will be required to stop at its intersection with the driveway of Jackson High School Special Event Center parking lot.

According to the City of Jackson, the intersection was converted to an all-way stop following the Board of Alderman action on Monday night.

In the past, the city said there has been several "near misses" at the intersection and the area has heavy pedestrian traffic, especially during the school year and at evening events.

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For safety purposes, both the school district and the city felt it was important to provide consistency of control (stop uniformly in a given direction) in order to meet driver and pedestrian expectations.

As people travel in the area, the city asks that they by mindful at all times of the new stop and crosswalk.

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