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Police issue citations to drivers illegally cutting through parking lots in construction zone


The Pittsburg Police Department steps in to address traffic issues at a construction zone.

The Quincy and Broadway intersection is currently closed due to water main repairs but now a lot of drivers, including semi-trucks, are ignoring the detour signs and illegally cutting through private lots to get around the construction zone.

On Wednesday police issued 50 drivers verbal warnings not to take the short cut and to follow detour signs.

On Thursday, police issued at least 11 citations.  A citation can cost a driver up to $170.

Police officials tell us they received complaints from both construction workers and business owners in the construction zone who felt unsafe because of drivers illegally cutting through parking lots.

"I think it's a good thing they are enforcing it," says Casey Graham, a Broadway Lumber employee.  "They need to be protective of the customers of all the stores and of course of the workers here that are working - people getting out of their cars, people flying by them, it's easy to get somebody ran over."

The construction is expected to be completed sometime on Friday.


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