Zionsville Times Sentinel

September 18, 2013

Stuck truck highlights concerns at intersection

By Matt Werner Times Sentinel Writer
Zionsville Times Sentinel

---- — On Thursday morning, Sept. 12, a semi-truck carrying a load of Samuel Adams was not able to make the turn from Turkey Foot Road onto Mulberry Street. According to Zionsville Police Sgt. Joe Robinson, this was at least the second or third time a semi had been stuck at the intersection. "It's a pretty sharp angle," he said. "(Drivers) don't really get that until they're in it." Bob Hatfield, a day shift corporal at the 911 center, said there had been a few incidents since January near the intersection, including the stuck semi. Hatfield said he could not find much data in the 911 system about incidents at the intersection because he could not isolate the intersection without a specific address. "We know we have a lot of people in the winter time that try to go up the hill and get stuck," he said. "As far as real major traffic problems, I don't think we have anything there, but just looking at the grooves in the road, you can tell a lot of people bottom out there." Most drivers would agree the intersection is a tough one to navigate as Mulberry curves sharply and Turkey Foot has a steep incline. "That intersection has been the focus of discussion for many years," said Lance Lantz, superintendent of the streets and stormwater department. "We have a plan in place (for improvements), but so far, other needs in the town have been deemed more critical than that intersection." See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.