Four-way stop signs coming to Elm and Spring Streets next week
MONTPELIER – City officials today advised drivers that new four-way stop signs will be in place beginning next week at the intersection of Elm and Spring Streets, and enforcement of the traffic control measures will begin immediately.
The Montpelier City Council approved the safety measure in response to multiple requests for the stop signs at the busy intersection. Currently stop signs are placed at the Spring Street approach only. A traffic study determined that an all-way stop controlled intersection would operate with a more even distribution of delay for all of the approaches and would function at a level of service considered to be acceptable. Also, the implementation of an all-way stop would improve conditions for pedestrians crossing Elm Street, which serves as a main route for students traveling to and from Main Street and Union Elementary schools.
DPW project manager Corey Line said added measures, in addition to the placement of standard stop signs, will be taken at the intersection and in advance of the intersection to increase visibility and driver awareness. Noting that drivers using Elm Street are not accustomed to stopping at that intersection, Line advised everyone using Elm and Spring Streets to be especially cautious as drivers become familiar with the changes.
For additional information:
DPW office @ 223-9508