CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A U.S. Marine Corps veteran is getting results for his neighborhood. Gary Marion called for stop signs on West Craighead Road in North-East Charlotte. Now, the city is now in the process of putting them up.
"I got results and I'm appreciative of the fact that I'm a U.S. Marine. We improvise and persevere. We try and accomplish the mission no matter what the mission is," said Marion.
His mission has been to make his community safer.
On Thursday he met with city officials who agreed to put in three-way stop signs at Drury Drive and Sofely Road along West Craighead. All he needs to do is get signatures from neighbors showing their support.
"What's next? I'm going to treat myself to three scoops of ice cream,” Marion laughed. “No, the first half of our situation is complete. Now I need to work on the trucks."
Trucks with more than two axles aren't allowed on the residential part of West Craighead Road. Marion says he's reaching out to the state's department of transportation to work on that.
"I'd like to thank Fox 46 for supporting the community. You don't always have a media outlet supporting the community. I appreciate it."