Be prepared to stop: New signs go up at 2 Brownstown intersections


Two new stop signs are up in Brownstown, and soon, two more will be put in place.

On Tuesday, town employees installed new stop signs at the intersection of Main Street and Vallonia Road. The signs, which are for traffic traveling in both directions of South Main Street, have blinkers on them to draw motorists’ attention.

Police may be patrolling that area a little more, but officers will allow an adjustment period for residents to get used to stopping.

The third and final reading of the ordinance for that new four-way stop passed during the Nov. 7 town council meeting. The stop signs were not put up until now because weather conditions had prevented town employees from painting white lines on South Main Street.

During a recent council meeting, a proposal to make the intersection of Elm and Walnut streets a four-way stop passed on third and final reading 3-1.

Councilman Bill Sweeney cast the dissenting vote on the second and third readings, saying he didn’t like the idea because it would make an area already congested more congested. Before the ordinance passed, only those traveling on Elm Street had to stop.

The intersection is just east of Brownstown Central Middle School, and many parents and other caregivers use Walnut Street to drop off and pick up students on weekday mornings and afternoons, Sweeney said.

The new stop signs on Walnut Street may be placed sometime in January.

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