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Four-Way Stop Proposed At Brownstown Intersection
Updated October 26, 2016 9:07 AM
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(BROWNSTOWN) - Nearly a month after a Brownstown resident proposed changing an intersection to a four-way stop, another community member has requested one in a different area of the town.

Duane Davis, who lives at the corner of Elm and Walnut streets, would like to see traffic approaching that intersection stop in all directions. Currently, only those traveling on Elm Street have to stop.

Recreational vehicles, semitrailers and smaller vehicles parked along Walnut Street make it difficult for those pulling off of Elm Street to see, Davis told the council. The town doesn't have an ordinance prohibiting large vehicles from parking on streets.

The speed limit in the area is 20 mph and is designated a school zone because Brownstown Central Middle School is nearby. With people taking kids to and from the school and school buses often in the area, traffic is heavy throughout the week, Davis said.

Councilwoman Bethany Brewster shared she has received at least three requests for the town to remove the recreational vehicles parked near the intersection.

Since the town doesn't have an ordinance prohibiting large vehicles from parking on the streets, Brewster added making the intersection a four-way stop might be a good alternative solution.

The council unanimously approved to draft an ordinance for a four-way stop.

The council also approved the first reading of an ordinance to change the intersection of South Main Street and Vallonia Road from a two-way stop to a four-way stop. It has to pass three readings to become official.

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