A petition urging Lake Elsinore officials to improve traffic safety on Railroad Canyon Road reached more than 2,700 signatures Saturday, according to organizers.

The drive was partly prompted by a recent crash that killed a teenage girl.

The four-lane, winding artery runs from Interstate 15 to Goetz Road, where it becomes Newport Road, and has a posted speed limit as high as 50 mph on some parts of the road.

“We are asking that something be done in the short term while a more permanent solution is found … In addition, we are asking that plans be researched and put into action in the future to increase safety in the Railroad Canyon corridor,” read the petition, posted on Change.org earlier this week by Wildomar resident Christa Biddle.

On Oct. 13, 17-year-old Kennedie Ryan of Lake Elsinore was killed when her car slammed into power pole on Railroad Canyon Road near Church Road during a downpour.

Just east of that location, a 64-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle at Railroad Canyon Road and Carnation Way in March.

The petition has a goal of 5,000 signatures.

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