Residents along dangerous stretch of Day Road upset over speed radar signs

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Residents who live along an accident-prone Mishawaka roadway are blaming local officials for not repairing electronic signs installed years ago to reduce accidents along that road.

Two solar-powered speed radar signs that display vehicle speeds were installed three years ago along a curved stretch of Day Road to enforce its 35 mph speed limit, but stopped working within months.

Resident Russell Baudler tells the South Bend Tribune that more than two years later, “it seems that by now the problem should have been fixed.”

St. Joseph County officials say repairs by the project contractor and a supplier have taken far longer than expected.

County Engineer Jessica Clark says the contractor recently determined the signs have faulty batteries. The batteries are expected to be replaced within six months.

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  1. Typical response from a city\county employee…Anyone with an IQ of more than 50 could order batteries, have delivery within a week and install them in an hour. Just not someone employed by the county I guess. Stereo types do sometimes fit like the 6 county workers standing around while 1 is on the phone…

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