The Elk Grove Public Works Department will be installing a 3 way stop sign at the intersection of Bruceville and Kammerer Roads. Elk Grove Laguna News contacted the department this morning after receiving a message that work was being done on the intersection. Currently there is only a stop sign for drivers on Kammerer Road.
According to Robert Murdoch head of the Department of Public Works, there has been an increase in accidents., and there have been 5 accidents at that intersection in 6 weeks. 4 of the accidents took place during daylight hours when visibility was not an issue.
From the City press release:
A three-way stop is being installed today. And for good reason. In the past six weeks, there have been 5 collisions at that location. The benchmark for warranting for an all way stop is five correctible accidents in a 12-month period.
Speeding mixed with high traffic volumes and impatient drivers are leading to some dangerous mistakes. Four of the five collisions occurred during the day. Visibility is not the issue and the vast majority of people using this intersection are familiar with the existing stop controls, yet we are still seeing an increase in collisions. To improve safety and reduce speeds in the area, these new traffic controls have been added by the Public Works Department in consultation with the Police Department.
The City anticipates a traffic backup at this location unless/until drivers find alternate routes.