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County traffic safety panel to look at Oatman Highway

December 11, 2018 GMT

KINGMAN — A county traffic safety committee will meet Thursday to discuss parking problems on a county roadway.

The traffic safety committee will discuss if a traffic safety review of Oatman Highway is warranted after recent crashes on the highway.

Oatman Highway is a 47-mile, narrow, two-lane road that winds through Oatman and the Black Mountains from Topock to Golden Valley. The road has been the site of numerous traffic crashes, including fatalities.

Also on Thursday’s agenda, the committee will discuss a request for “Watch for Burros” signs on Oatman Highway in the Black Mountains and Golden Valley.

The traffic safety committee meets to discuss issues relating to safety on county-maintained roads. The committee is made up of representatives from the sheriff’s office, the county attorney’s office, risk management and public works.

The committee reviews requests for stop signs, speed limit signs and other signs to provide safe traffic. The committee forwards recommendations to the county supervisors for approval.

The commission, which meets the second Thursday of each month, will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Gold conference room at the public works building at 3715 Sunshine Drive in Kingman. The next meeting will be Jan. 10.