A four-way stop is now in place at Knight Street and Sicamous Avenue in Enderby.

A four-way stop is now in place at Knight Street and Sicamous Avenue in Enderby.

Four-way aims to calm traffic

Enderby initiates traffic change at Knight Street and Sicamous Avenue

Motorists are facing some changes at an Enderby intersection.

There’s now a four-way stop at the intersection of Knight Street and Sicamous Avenue instead of a two-way stop.

Officials anticipate there will be a period of adjustment for residents used to the old intersection design.

“We have put out extensive signage to alert people to the change,” said Tate Bengston, deputy chief administrative officer.

It was decided to go to a four-way stop because of the close proximity of M.V. Beattie Elementary School.

“It helps as a traffic-calming measure,” said Bengston.

“It helps slow traffic down when kids are walking in the area.”

School resumes for another year Sept. 4.

The traffic pattern change was part of recent upgrades to the intersection, including pavement and water and storm sewer lines.