Drivers are about to find some important new signage on 1 St, SW where it intersects with 7 Ave.

 Infrastructure at the intersection has changed with the STOP signs being moved from one point to another.  Previously they sat East and West on 7 Ave. Now they sit north and south on 1 St SW.

"We just had to rotate the directions, or change the stop signs' directions," explained Armia Mikhaiel, Director of Infrastructure Services for the Town of Drumheller. "We realized and based on complaints that we have received, traffic is going faster north and south."

"People pick up speed so we need to regulate the speed. That is why we are trying to slow traffic down at this intersection."

Mikhaiel also commented that the Town of Drumheller's CAO, Darryl Drohomeski has received multiple complaints that this specific intersection is dangerous for pedestrians and motorists alike.

"When they are coming from Highway 9, they (motorists) think it's an open end and they just push the gas," Mikhaiel implied.

The town will keep the intersection stop signs where they are indefinitely. The main goal, according to Mikhaiel, is to get motorists to slow down in both directions.

Town crews have also installed a speed bump across 10 Avenue, SW just before the eintersection with 1 Street, SW to slow traffic from that direction.
 
Speed bump on 10 th SWSpeed bump on 10th Ave, SW. Photo submitted.

 

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