HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) – At the Huntsville City Council meeting on Thursday one of the topics of discussion was not on the agenda but has drawn interest from some members. 

People who live in district four say concrete speed barriers, or ‘curb-outs,’ have damaged cars and that the barriers have turned White Street in Huntsville into a one-way traffic hazard. 

Pictures sent to News 19 by resident Andy Lowery show an SUV that hit one of those concrete barriers and caused the vehicle to land in his front yard.

Lowery and the other residents reached out to Huntsville city councilman Bill Kling. Kling then presented to council members the hazardous conditions that the barriers have created and for consideration to remove them or replace them with a safer option.

“It’s a great neighborhood, but to have these barriers out there, it hurts the neighborhood, it cuts out neighborhood parking and if you’re driving a car through that street and in all probability, if you’re not aware of those curb-outs, you’re going to tear up your car,” said Kling.

City traffic engineer Rachel Bolton heard the concerns and responded in a letter to the residents that said in part, ”We were not able to locate any crash reports involving vehicles running through the curb-outs or sideswipe…we have determined that the curb-outs are functioning as designed and do not pose any safety hazard.”

Kling says that the residents on White Street plan to file a petition and present it at the next city council meeting. 

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) – At the Huntsville City Council meeting on Thursday one of the topics of discussion was not on the agenda but has drawn interest from some members. 

People who live in district four say concrete speed barriers, or ‘curb-outs,’ have damaged cars and that the barriers have turned White Street in Huntsville into a one-way traffic hazard. 

Pictures sent to News 19 by resident Andy Lowery show an SUV that hit one of those concrete barriers and caused the vehicle to land in his front yard.

Lowery and the other residents reached out to Huntsville city councilman Bill Kling. Kling then presented to council members the hazardous conditions that the barriers have created and for consideration to remove them or replace them with a safer option.

“It’s a great neighborhood, but to have these barriers out there, it hurts the neighborhood, it cuts out neighborhood parking and if you’re driving a car through that street and in all probability, if you’re not aware of those curb-outs, you’re going to tear up your car,” said Kling.

City traffic engineer Rachel Bolton heard the concerns and responded in a letter to the residents that said in part, ”We were not able to locate any crash reports involving vehicles running through the curb-outs or sideswipe…we have determined that the curb-outs are functioning as designed and do not pose any safety hazard.”

Kling says that the residents on White Street plan to file a petition and present it at the next city council meeting. 

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