FOUNTAIN GREEN—Since November of 2020, the fence in the picture, located on the southeast end of Fountain Green along S.R. 132, has been knocked over repeatedly.
The most recent incident occurred during October. But the property owners, James Bailey, says the fence has been damaged three other times since August, 2018. And he has documentation of seven hits to the fence in recent years.
S.R. 132 makes a slight bend to the south just as it heads toward Moroni. Apparently, some motorists, either because they’re driving too fast or not paying attention, graze the fence as they round the bend.
Nearly all of the motorists have failed to stop and report the damage, Bailey says. Two or the last three incidents occurred in broad daylight when people could have been in the yard but luckily were not.
The Fountain Green City Council talked about the problem at the last city council meeting. The council discussed placing a cement barrier along the side of the road, but council members said the city could be liable if a vehicle hit the barrier and someone was injured.
Currently, there are currently orange barrels lining the turn in hopes drivers will notice them.
Bailey’s niece, who lives in the home, said her uncle plans to continue his communication with the UDOT to see if more help can be made available to keep the fence from being damaged and to keep the uncle and his family safe.