An all-way stop is planned for the intersection at Centre Road and 8th Concession. – Gord Baker photo
Plans for a four-way stop at the intersection of 8th Concession East and Centre Road have been shelved – at least for the time being.
City of Hamilton communications officer Clorinda Pagliari said city staff were contacted about installing four-way stop at the intersection after a recent collision. “The feeling from residents was that vehicles were running the existing stop sign,” she said in an email. “However, after reviewing the collisions in detail it is deemed by staff not a case of vehicles running the stop sign, but more a result of motorists having difficulty deciding when there is a safe gap to proceed from the stop sign.
“As a result of an increasing collision pattern occurring, it was the recommendation of staff to install and all-way stop at the intersection.”
Ward 15 Councillor Judi Partridge said instead of the four-way stop, other safety measures, such as rumble strips, flashing lights and additional signage will be attempted.
Partridge said a big part of the reason why the plan was put on hold was the number of concerns raised by the community. She noted the steep hills on the north and the south sides of the intersection could present safety hazards if an all-way stop were instituted, particularly in winter.
Pagliari said staff will be conducting a further review of the area to determine what patterns are occurring.