Barber Street is one-way going east from Plane Street to South Twelfth Street. Despite that fact, drivers often travel west on Barber (the wrong way) after turning right from South Eleventh Street.
Miraculously, there have been no accidents so far. But this afternoon at 3:08, a wrong-way driver traveling west on the 1000 block of Barber almost collided head-on with a school bus going east (the correct way). After witnessing this near-miss, I investigated why these incidents keep happening and discovered the following:
This is the intersection of 11th and Barber, looking south on 11th, and it's here the trouble starts. Drivers who don't realize Barber is one-way make the mistake of turning right, causing them to travel west on Barber - the wrong way. And the reason they do so is there is not a NO RIGHT TURN sign posted.
In fact, the only indication at this intersection that Barber is one-way is this partially hidden DO NOT ENTER sign on Barber, which is barely visible to anyone traveling south on 11th and possibly considering making that right turn. That's the only indication - no NO RIGHT TURN sign, no ONE-WAY sign.
If anyone affiliated with the Highway Department is reading this, please install better signage here before someone gets injured - or worse.