PORTAGE | The city's Traffic Commission last week approved improving signage within the Southport Business Park.
The issue was brought to light by the Northern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, which has its offices along Southport Road. In a letter to the commission, a NIRPC representative said they are having issues with semi-truck drivers driving east on Southport Road, apparently unaware the road ends just past the NIRPC building.
The trucks turn around or cut through the parking lot, according to the letter, and have caused significant damage to the property.
The commission agreed to put up additional signs to warn drivers of the dead end street and to make the intersection of Southport Road and Waypoint Drive a three-way intersection.
City Engineer John Hannon said he's also been made aware of issues at an intersection just to the west. A business owner on Southport Road told him there needs to be better signage, as truckers sometimes get lost when trying to find their way out to Ind. 249.
The commission agreed to put up additional directional signs throughout the area to address the concerns.