TULSA, Okla. — A neighborhood in east Tulsa is on the hunt for a “stop sign killer.”
The Rose Dew neighborhood says the sign at 161 East Avenue and Admiral Place is run over, at least, twice a month. They worry about wasted taxpayer money spent on constant replacements.
They sign neighbors have also made light of the situation.
"Ozzy was next. He came down January. The new one, Pete. He came down on the first of February. Quickie went up shortly thereafter. He ended up going down yesterday," says Jenifer Perez.
They named the latest one Repete.
"We started voting on what the S is going to be for the new because we have a feeling this one's not going to be up very much longer."
Those who have lived around there long enough say the running over of the stop sign goes back to 2014.
"That is a mystery to all of us. We don't know if it's due to the increased traffic on Admiral due to the construction. It's a lot of tax money, when you could put something in place and spend that extra money somewhere else in the city."
The city replaces the fallen signs with new ones immediately. 2 Works for You asked how much the constant damage costs taxpayers. There is no answer to that question, yet.
A spokesperson for Tulsa says they are working to illuminate the sign, and “in the next several weeks”, put another one in that warns drivers of the upcoming stop.
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