New stop signs on 84th and Platteview Road may not be enough

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. (WOWT)-- The new stop signs placed along 84th Street and Platteview Road to hopefully make the intersection safer, are not working as expected.

“We hear the traffic, horns honking, and brakes squealing,” said Cheryl Haffke, who lives nearby. “I don’t think the lights are going to work down there at all.”

The county added the signs after two deadly crashes over the course of a few months, but Haffke said she has seen worse.

“I’ve lived here 30-some years, I know of at least 10 or 12 that are bad. We’ve had a lot of fatalities down on that corner,” said Haffke.

The Sarpy County Sherrif’s Office is giving it extra attention. Lt. Dan Golda and 6 News investigated the issue.

Plenty of cars rolled through the stop signs.

“The red truck didn’t stop, you are required to stop behind the stop sign,” Golda said.

Rolling does not qualify as a stop, he said, and drivers are required to stop at a stop sign.

The Sarpy County Board has voted to lower the speed limit from 55 mph to 45 mph with the goal of making the area safer.

It's not the first stretch of Platteview Road to get some additions for safety. The county installed temporary stoplights at the Highway 50 intersection last month.