The hope is that a highway intersection south west of Drumheller will be safer now that Alberta Transportation has stepped in and made some changes.
"We have installed a four way stop there and we are also installing flashing red lights and rumble strips in the roadbed as drivers approach the intersection," outlined department spokesman Bob McManus.
The intersection in question is where Secondary Highways 564 and 840 meet north of Standard and south of Rosebud. It has been the scene of multiple serious accidents over the years, the most recent being January 2, when a westbound car apparently ran the stop sign and collided with a semi-trailer, killing the car driver.
"It was a question that residents asked, to take a look at that intersection from the point of view of safety, and we agreed that a four way stop would be the best answer," explained McManus.
"Hopefully, people get used to those kinds of changes before there are any (more) serious accidents," he concluded.
According to Alberta Transportation, the intersection sees more than 500 vehicles per day.

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