ALDOT working on solution for Horn Hill- Hwy. 84 intersection

Published 12:31 pm Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Alabama Department of Transportation will make modifications to the intersection of Hwy. 84 and Horn Hill Road,

ALDOT spokesperson Brantley Kirk confirmed that this week.

“We do not currently have it scheduled,” she said, when asked a timeframe.

The intersection became a hot topic at the end of October when an Opp couple was killed when their vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer.

Irving Ladon Bullard, 82, and Mary Ellen Bullard, 77, were killed in the accident.

In November, the Star-News interviewed the Bullards’ granddaughter, Miranda Oleniczak, who said her plan was to get ALDOT to place a caution light or red light at the intersection.

She launched an online petition, which garnered more than 700 signatures.

“My hope is to help protect the people who come and go there every day,” Oleniczak said. “Since the Hwy. 84 bypass in Opp opened in 2006, there has been over 40 car accidents with many of these accidents resulting in fatalities because of the inability to see oncoming traffic going westbound.”

Details of ALDOT’s plan for the intersection were not immediately available.