Starting Friday, Arkansas City will place stop signs at five uncontrolled intersections in northern Ark City. East-west traffic will be required to stop there. The move, according to Public Relations Officer Andrew Lawson, is intended to reduce the frequency and severity of vehicle collisions at the intersections. The five intersections that will be affected starting Friday are:
Birch Avenue and C Street; Cedar Avenue and Fifth Street; Poplar Avenue and Third Street; Poplar Avenue and Fourth Street; and Vine Avenue and Seventh Street. These intersections will serve as a test case for whether stop signs for east-west traffic reduce collisions. If it proves successful, six more intersections might be addressed with a similar resolution. The city plans to use reflective tape and flags on the sign poles to call attention to the new stop sign placements. Tree trimming and removal will be performed as needed to improve visibility at the most troublesome intersections, as well. Motorists are urged to use caution as drivers adjust to these changes.
Source: VNC News

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