Three-way stop set for Enderby intersection

Enderby agreed Monday to a three-way stop at Belvedere Street and Cliff Avenue for a six-month trial period.

Dangerous conditions are being addressed at a busy Enderby intersection.

Council agreed Monday to install a three-way stop at Belvedere Street and Cliff Avenue for a six-month trial period.

“I’ve been advocating for that for years,” said Coun. Tundra Baird.

“The speed there is quite high and sight lines are minimal. As a parent of kids who are trying to cross to the library, it’s risky.”

The stop signs could be installed within the next few weeks.

“It’s where the post office is and it’s a very congested part of town,” said Mayor Greg McCune.

“It will be safer for pedestrians and motorists.”

City administration had raised some concerns about a traffic pattern change because the area is already congested and is next to a transition to a lower speed limit for westbound traffic going over the Bawtree bridge.

“Any change requires an adjustment period and one in this vicinity, which has high levels of vehicle and pedestrian traffic, is particularly critical to implement with caution,” said Tate Bengtson, chief administrative officer, in a report.

“In addition to the usual public notices through social and traditional media and advance warning signs, staff recommend that the three-way change be implemented concurrently with the painting of new lines on the road in May. The new lines will help to reinforce the change for drivers who may not be attentive to other signals.”

A final decision on whether the stop signs remain will be made by council after six months.

“We will get feedback and see what people think,” said McCune.