Vehicle incident prompts temporary stop sign at Cedar Bay
Jesse Bonello - Staff Writer
A traffic incident at the entrance of Cedar Bay has resulted in the installation of a new temporary stop sign as vehicles exit the Cedar Bay parking lot.
“The temporary sign was installed following a report of an incident involving a vehicle departing the Cedar Bay parking lot area and another vehicle that was travelling along West Point Cove Road, and also in response to several complaints about the failure of vehicles to stop at the exit of Cedar Bay prior to pulling onto West Point Cove Road,” said Municipal Clerk Brian MacKinnon.
“The Municipality has installed the stop sign as an interim measure until further investigation into the problem can occur and other options are reviewed. It is encouraging to hear the positive response to our actions,” he added.
A post on the Friends of Cedar Bay Facebook page on Feb. 13 shared, “A STOP sign has been installed at Parking Lot Exit. Thanks to the Municipality and the OPP for moving so quickly to improve the safety of the exit onto West Point Cove Road.”
“Wow! Way to get right on that, Sioux Lookout! Thanks for this new sign,” Andrea Cospito commented on the post.
“Thanks to Doug and Irene Shields for bringing awareness to this busy and dangerous situation and thanks to the OPP Chief for assessing the situation and his swift action!” commented Kristine Shields-Grandmont.
The Municipality shared that, typically, stop signs aren’t required from private and/or public properties.
“The Municipality normally doesn’t require the installation of stop signs from private and/or public properties, as it is typically understood by motorists that they are to yield to traffic before pulling into a lane of traffic or across lanes of traffic,” said MacKinnon.
Municipal staff are in the midst of reviewing the local traffic control bylaw to further guarantee the public’s safety.
“Staff are currently reviewing the Municipality’s Traffic Control By-law, with the aim of bringing an updated By-law to Council later this year. All current traffic regulations, including Stop signs, parking provisions, etc., are being reviewed to ensure the ongoing safety of the public,” MacKinnon shared.