Thanks to Amherst Police for Tackling Traffic Problems on Side Streets
Amherst police, and Chief Joe Kucirek, help residents in Ridgeland/Butternut/Edgewood area
I wanted to post a very special thanks to the Amherst Ohio Police Department, and Chief Joe Kucirek in particular, for their attention to a potentially hazardous traffic situation in the area that includes Ridgeland Drive, Butternut Drive and Edgewood Drive.
Recently, I was contacted by some Amherst residents who live in this area, and they told me they’re concerned about a sharp increase in the amount of through traffic that is using these streets to bypass traffic lights on RT 58. The residents told me that they believed that people cutting through the neighborhood are mainly employees of TeleTech on Park Avenue, and that many of them were speeding and not observing traffic laws.
I contacted Amherst Police Chief Joe Kucirek and asked him for his thoughts on this matter. I was very impressed at how quickly he got back to me and the suggestions he made to remedy things.
The police department contacted TeleTech to politely explain the concerns of the residents on the side streets. A manager there stated that she would put a notice out to all employees to follow the traffic laws if they were going to use the side streets, and to use the main roadway when possible.
The Amherst Police will also step up enforcement action when necessary in that neighborhood, and the chief has asked that a speed trailer be utilized there in the near future.
It may seem like a small thing, but I am very grateful to Chief Kucirek and the Amherst Police Department for responding so quickly to the residents’ concerns. We’re lucky to have such a professional, responsive police force here in Amherst, and I hope that our residents remember to thank them for their hard work whenever possible.