SYRACUSE – Concern over traffic safety at Syracuse is growing along with the Highway 50 intersection.
The Syracuse City Council and Otoe County Sheriff’s Office have received numerous complaints, especially for the 100 foot stretch of the new driveways of Love’s Travel Center and the Syracuse hospital.
“The speed limit is too high,” said Chief Deputy Mike Holland.
He told the city council Monday that truck traffic is pulling out on to the highway without stopping and forcing Highway 50 drivers to brake suddenly and come to complete stops.
Officials expect the traffic situation to worsen once the new hospital opens directly across the highway.
The Syracuse council agreed Monday to work with the sheriff’s office and the state patrol to gather the data the roads department needs to make changes.