Maplewood Mother Speaks Out Against Proposed QuikTrip

MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) — Residents in Maplewood are worried about a proposal to put in a QuikTrip Gas Station at Manchester and Big Bend, a popular intersection that students use to get to and from school.

Moms like Tanya Powell say there is already too much traffic at that intersection, and its already caused her family to worry.

“Last year when my son was a seventh grader he was crossing Big Bend and Manchester in a cross walk, with the light, and with a group of friends and was bumped by a car.”

Powell says adding a QT would only make the intersection more dangerous.

The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce says it supports the gas station. Chamber Executive Director Janeen Beck says QuikTrip has even offered to pay for safety measures like crossing guards.

The council is expected to vote on the measure in early October.

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