While he is no longer calling for a roundabout, the chairman of the Leavenworth County Commission wants to revisit the intersection of 20th Street and Eisenhower Road.

While he is no longer calling for a roundabout, the chairman of the Leavenworth County Commission wants to revisit the intersection of 20th Street and Eisenhower Road.

During a commission meeting Tuesday, Louis Klemp suggested using flashing red lights to create a four-way stop at the intersection.

“I’m so concerned about that road,” he said.

County officials plan to widen Eisenhower Road from west of 13th Street to County Road 5. The project was promised by the commission when voters renewed a countywide sales tax.

Klemp previously advocated for installing a roundabout at the intersection at 20th Street and Eisenhower Road as part of the road improvement project.

In January, the city of Leavenworth filed a lawsuit against the county government concerning the roundabout.

The petition filed on behalf of the city argued that a 2016 memorandum of understanding between the county and the cities of Leavenworth and Lansing calls for left turn lanes and traffic signals at the intersection instead of a roundabout.

In February, county commissioners abandoned the idea of a roundabout.

Klemp said Tuesday that everyone knows a flashing red light means stop and proceed with caution.

Klemp told his fellow commissioners that he plans to bring up his idea for a four-way stop during a later meeting.

“I’m going to bring that up in the near future,” he said.

Klemp also complained Tuesday about what he sees as a lack of coordination between local cities and the county government.

He asked County Administrator Mark Loughry about an earlier proposal for bringing local city councils together at the same time to meet with the County Commission.

Loughry said local city officials do not feel that a meeting between the county and all of the local city councils would be productive. He said there has been interest expressed in meetings between individual city councils and the commission.

Klemp expressed concern that the lack of coordination between local governments may hamper growth in the county.

“This county is about to bloom, and I think the cities are stifling the bloom,” he said.

Klemp said local governments need to coordinate a vision.

“They have no vision,” he said.

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