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Franklin neighbors complain about speeding

Police say they're addressing the issue
Posted at 5:17 PM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 17:17:54-04

FRANKLIN, Ohio -- Neighbors said Beal Road in Franklin is a hot spot for speeding and feels like a race track, but police have plans to fix the problem.

City Councilman Dennis Centers has lived on the road for 29 years. It's a straight, narrow stretch of road with a blind hill. He said speeding seems to have worsened there over time.

"The neighbors are concerned for their kids, and I don't blame them," Centers said.

Police Chief Russ Whitman said several Beal Road residents have complained about drivers speeding down the narrow road.

"I've had officers go sit out in the area, and they say, 'Yeah, we've definitely got some issues out there,'" he said.

The police department put in a new sign to let them and drivers know when people are speeding. Other warning signs may also be going up.

"We're addressing this issue from many different angles, and we're going to get it resolved," Whitman said.