Archive for Thursday, November 30, 2006

New stop signs coming to intersection

November 30, 2006

The Eudora City Council passed an ordinance Monday officially declaring the intersection of 12th and Elm streets a four-way stop.

Police Chief Greg Dahlem originally called on the council Nov. 16 to discuss the issue after noting increased traffic in the area.

"We've been looking at that intersection since school started," Dahlem said at the November meeting.

A new bus routing system for Eudora USD 491 spawned an increase in both car and foot traffic at the intersection. Increased traffic from the Grand Addition subdivision also made the problem worse, Dahlem said.

"It was time to do something," Dahlem said.

The council voted unanimously Nov. 16 to draft an ordinance to install the signs. By Monday's meeting, City Attorney Mike Book brought the drafted ordinance to the council for adoption.

It passed unanimously and will be effective after publication in this week's paper and once the signs are installed.

The new signs will be flagged to let people know they are there, Dahlem said.

"As a courtesy we like to try and give people time to adjust to the stop signs before citations are issued," Dahlem said.

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