North Judson Town Marshal Reports Concerns Surrounding Semis Braking Near School (10/10)

posted Oct 10, 2017, 8:45 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library
Posted on October 10, 2017
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

The possibility of some “no Jake-brake” signs being installed at the edge of the Town of North Judson was discussed last Monday night at the North Judson Town Council meeting. Town Marshal Kelly Fisher told council members that she’s received some complaints, one from the school corporation and another from a resident, regarding semi-trucks utilizing their noisy engine brakes where the speed limit is reduced on State Road 39/State Road 10 near the location of the schools.

Fisher said “With the speed limit dropping the semis are hitting their “Jake brakes” and its disrupting the school and like I said, a citizen who’s not in very good health, she said it’s bothering her as well.”

Fisher went onto to ask council members what she would have to do in order to get some signs installed. Town Attorney Justin Schramm said that since it is a state road, INDOT officials are probably who would need to contacted. Council President Wendy Hoppe said she would provide Fisher with a contact number of someone she could contact about the issue.

Council members discussed how they’ve seen similar signs in other towns, such as Wanatah and Royal Center. They informally agreed that implementing a sign like that could be beneficial to the area.

Since the meeting, Fisher has spoken with the proper channels and is waiting to hear back about the next step to take to alleviate the concern.