All-way stops signs to be removed at two intersections later this month
Tim Brody - Associate Editor
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout will begin removing some all-way stop signs at intersections in the community later this month.
The decision to remove the stop signs followed a recommendation brought forward to council from the Public Works department.
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout explained on its website, “This will be completed in a phased approach, removing stop signs at a couple of intersections at a time.
“The decision to remove all-way stop control at specific intersections was based on guidance from the Ministry of Transportation’s Highway Traffic Manual, and in accordance with local traffic movement and maintenance requirements.”
The first two intersections in town to have all-way stop signs removed will be the intersections of First Avenue and Prince Street, and Fifth Avenue and Princess Street.
Northbound and southbound traffic on First Avenue will no longer be required to stop after February 15.
Northbound and southbound traffic on Fifth Avenue will also no longer be required to stop after February 15.
People can find out more about which all-way stop signs will be removed by viewing Public Works manager Andrew Jewell’s written report to council at http://ow.ly/1xVE30i8JI9.
At the regular meeting of Council on December 20, where this matter was discussed, Council did not approve proposed changes to the intersections of Seventh Avenue and Prince Street, and Eighth Avenue and Prince Street.
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout will be providing two weeks’ notice before changes are made to each intersection.