Safety barriers

Eudora News and

The Mayor of Eudora, along with several people behind the Facebook effort to get crossover safety barriers on K-10, will put a big push on this weekend during the CPA picnic.

A tent will be on site where citizens can sign the petition supporting safety barriers along the K-10 corridor from Lawrence to Kansas City.  The group will also be selling bumper stickers (pictured above), for $1.  The profits from the sale of the stickers will go towards an insurance policy for the group to be located at other venues along the corridor.  Most places of business require the insurance for liability purposes. Any remaining money left from the sale of the stickers, will be donated the family of Cainan Shutt.  Shutt was the boy killed in the crossover over accident near the Church Street exit on K-10 on April 16.

“We are trying to get the community behind the project and help us let KDOT know that we need improvements along the K-10 corridor,” Mayor Scott Hopson said.

The petition will be available both Friday and Saturday evening after 6:30PM for registered voters to sign. Once enough signatures are gathered, the petitions will then be forwarded on to KDOT and the Governor.

“We need everyone to help on this,” Hopson added. “KDOT needs to know that this is a community wide effort and citizens not only in Eudora, but the rest of Douglas County and Johnson County also.”