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Orange flags to mark new Ottawa ‘stop’ signs

James Less
James Less

Orange flags soon will be marking stop signs at new locations throughout Ottawa.

A series of new sign locations were approved Tuesday by the City Council.

There are several instances where “yield” signs are being changed to “stop” signs and intersections with two-way stops being changed to four-way stops, said Public Improvements Commissioner James Less. The flags will be placed on the new signs to alert drivers.

The changes were the result of reviews of accident and close-call locations by Less and Police Chief Brent Roalson.

The new signs are necessary to keep up with changing conditions, Less said.

“Sometimes trees, fences and other things are erected over time,” he noted. “They do create some issues when people feel that they have the security of the yield sign that they don’t necessarily have to stop.”

Planned stop signs:

Intersection of West Jackson Street and Fulton Street: Currently traffic on Fulton Street stops to traffic on Jackson Street in a two-way stop. Revised to a four-way stop intersection by the addition of two stop signs on Jackson Street.

Intersection of East Lafayette Street and Paul Street: Currently traffic on Paul Street stops to traffic on Lafayette Street in a two-way stop. Revised to a four-way stop intersection by the addition of two stop signs on Lafayette Street.

Intersection of West Washington Street and Sycamore Street: Currently vehicles on Sycamore Street yield to traffic on Washington Street. Revised to vehicles on Sycamore Street stopping to traffic on Washington Street by changing two yield signs to stop signs.

Intersection of West Washington Street and Mulberry Street: Currently vehicles on Mulberry Street yield to traffic on Washington Street. Revised to vehicles on Mulberry Street stopping to traffic on Washington Street by changing two yield signs to stop signs.

Intersection of West Washington Street and Poplar Street: Currently vehicles on Poplar Street yield to traffic on Washington Street. Revises to vehicles on Poplar Street stopping to traffic on Washington Street by changing two yield signs to stop signs.

Intersection of West Washington Street and Charles Street: Currently vehicles on Charles Street yield to traffic on Washington Street. Revises to vehicles on Charles Street stopping to traffic on Washington Street by changing two yield signs to stop signs.

Intersection of West Washington Street and Sanger Street: Currently vehicles on Sanger Street yield to traffic on Washington Street. Revises to vehicles on Sanger Street stopping to traffic on Washington Street by changing two yield signs to stop signs.

Intersection of West Washington Street and Forest Street: Currently vehicles on Forest Street yield to traffic on Washington Street. Revises to vehicles on Forest Street stopping to traffic on Washington Street by changing two yield signs to stop signs.

Intersection of Pembrook Lane and Addie Avenue: Currently traffic on Addie Avenue yields to traffic on Pembrook Lane. Revised to traffic on Addie Avenue stopping to traffic on Pembrook Lane by changing one yield sign to a stop sign.

Intersection of West Moore Street and Chambers Street: Currently traffic on Chambers Street stops to traffic on West Moore Street in a two-way stop. Revised to a four-way stop intersection by the addition of two stop signs on West Moore Street.

Intersection of Second Avenue and Glover Street: Currently vehicles on Second Avenue yield to traffic on Glover Street. Revised to vehicles on Second Avenue stopping to traffic on Glover Street by changing two yield signs to stop signs.

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