Fayetteville approves new intersection blockage ordinance

Fayetteville approves new intersection blockage ordinance

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More of these “DO NOT BOCK INTERSECTION” signs will be popping up in Fayetteville soon, along with enforcement by Fayetteville Police officers. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)

A new ordinance approved by Fayetteville City Council members Thursday night will mean more street intersections in the city will be marked “DO NOT BLOCK INTERSECTION,” and Police Chief Scott Pitts says the admonition will be enforced.

Pitts presented the ordinance idea to city council members last month for a first reading, and it passed unanimously Thursday at the ordinance’s second reading.

Already, these signs are found at key state highway intersections, namely the ones on Glynn Street (Hwy. 85) that meet Lanier Avenue (westbound Hwy. 54) and Stonewall Avenue (eastbound Hwy. 54). While those are enforced by city, county, and state law enforcement, they were installed by the state.

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Intersections like this one at Highways 85 and 54 have already been designated by the State of Georgia for enforcement of the “DO NOT BLOCK INTERSECTION” law for state highways. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)

Pitts noted that the city has several intersections involving only city roads that also need ‘DO NOT BLOCK INTERSECTION” signs, which puts the burden on the city to then pass the ordinance and install the signage.

Danny Harrison

Danny Harrison, a 1992 Fayette High School graduate, began his journalism career with Fayette County News in 1995. After taking several leaves of absence to pursue journalism and Christian ministry opportunities, including a few out of state and overseas, he returned full-time to Fayette County News in August 2014. Harrison earned a bachelor's degree in pastoral ministry in 2009 while serving as a missionary journalist in England and Western Europe.