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Officers set to monitor busy road in Huber Heights later this morning

HUBER HEIGHTS — This morning a busy intersection in Huber Heights will have an increased police presence.

Although city leaders are concerned about safety on the roads, it’s not their only concern.

Huber Heights leaders say the intersection of Old Troy Pike and Marily Way has a congestion problem and starting at 10:00 a.m. they are hoping an increased police presence will help.

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Officers are scheduled to be at the intersection seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Mayor Jeff Gore told News Center 7 that new businesses have created more traffic. He said having officers at the intersection is the first step in developing a long-term plan to help with congestion.

Rick Grogg a driver in the area explains ”it would be a good 20... 25 minutes. but when I pulled up here I noticed it was all backed up in the intersection over there.”

The mayor said the city council is also considering hiring an engineering firm to look at everything from traffic patterns to traffic lights.