New safety signs installed at Jacksonville intersection following Action News Jax investigation

Road safety upgrades after crashes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — New safety signs are up shortly after an Action News Jax investigation into a local intersection that neighbors say is putting their kids at risk.

The neon yellow signs are local leaders’ solution to what families said is a non-stop speeding near the intersection of Oriole and Palmdale streets.

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“My boys have witnessed all these accidents,” Jerod Powers told Action News Jax.

Action News Jax reporter Beth Rousseau talked to the dad in November when a truck ended up overturned right next to his house.

Powers said crashes are constant, so he questioned if his kids can play in their own front yard.

“I have a gate and this gate is closed. This gate isn’t going to stop a car from flipping up into the yard,” he said.

Last year, Action News Jax reached out to city leaders about neighbors’ concerns.

Rousseau put the families in touch with the traffic engineering division.

On Monday, signs were installed, according to Powers.

He said the signs weren’t enough.

“Do we just wait until these signs are taken out by an accident an document it? Or, do we rally do a traffic study and get some speed bumps to slow the traffic?” Powers said.

Rousseau reached out to the city to see if a traffic study is in the works for the area or if speed bumps would be an option.

Tuesday Action News Jax had not heard back from local leaders.

Powers and his neighbors said the will continue pushing.