The brakes have been placed on reversing traffic flow at Warren County Animal Control and Adoption Center.
“Originally we had talked about having people come down the hill, but we have to reconsider that,” said Commissioner Blaine Wilcher. “If we come in from down the hill, you are only going to have room for two parking spots and a handicap spot in order to allow traffic around the building.”
Currently, motorists enter through the main gate and make their way up a winding hill to the front of the building. Leaving that unchanged would create one additional parking spot, bringing the total to four, including one handicap space.
The facility has been closed due to ADA compliance upgrades that required a concrete parking pad be placed, signage, and a handicap parking space.
Just prior to its closure, completed was a connection between the upper and lower driveways to create a circle drive to improve traffic flow and help deter motorists from backing off the embankment – a situation that has happened more than once.
“I also would like a guardrail along the bank,” said Wilcher. “It would keep people from backing off that bank.”
The facility will reopen when ADA upgrades are complete. No date has been set for completion. Enter and exit signs will be placed to help motorists as they become accustomed to the new circle drive.