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Burning Tree neighbors upset with nearby traffic

Posted at 11:15 PM, Feb 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 00:15:00-05

TULSA- Residents in one southeast Tulsa neighborhood say they've had enough when it comes to dangerous traffic right next to their homes.

 

They also say their yards are littered with trash as drivers cut through their streets to avoid construction near Woodland Hills Mall.

 

85th East Avenue is a one-way out of the burning tree neighborhood behind Woodland Hills Mall, but it's the drivers who are going in to avoid traffic that are causing homeowners to worry.

 

“There's some days I can't even get out of my driveway,” said neighbor Sharon LaSalle.

 

LaSalle lives on the corner of the chaos. But it isn't just drivers breaking the law that's got her close to her breaking point.

 

“I get Walmart carts in my yard all the time and trash is always in my yard,” said LaSalle.

 

“It's just a nightmare, they just do not care, they come in the wrong way,” said neighbor Helen Griffin. “Kids can't play, we can't walk our dogs...”

 

Neighbors like Griffin have even contacted the city about the problem, but she says they tell her their hands are tied.

 

“I’m just asking for a stop sign here,” she said.

 

They're now hoping police can help them take their neighborhood back before someone gets hurt.

 

“Long term, something has to be done,” said LaSalle. “This is ridiculous.”

 

Police have taken notice of several cars illegally cutting through the neighborhood. They tell 2 Works For You they're going to start patrolling the area more closely. 

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