Traffic change targets safety

The intersection of Stanley Avenue and Sicamous Street in Enderby has been changed from a two-way to a four-way stop

Enderby motorists may have to adjust some habits before proceeding through two intersections.

The city is alerting residents to traffic pattern changes on Sicamous Street at Stanley and Regent avenues.

“The intent is to use it for traffic calming,” said Tate Bengston, deputy chief administrative officer, adding that there has been a concern about speeders.

The intersection of Stanley Avenue and Sicamous Street has been changed from a two-way to a four-way stop.

At Regent Avenue and Sicamous Street, the two-way stop has switched to an east-west pattern from  a north-south design.

“It will help improve traffic flow,” said Bengston.

All of the adjustments tie in with a new four-way stop on Knight Street at M.V. Beattie Elementary.

“It all flows quite naturally. I just drove it and it works quite well,” said Bengston.

The city has taken steps to ensure residents are aware of the stop signs.

 

“There is signage at the intersections indicating the new traffic patterns and we issued a media release,” said Bengston.