The two new stop signs that went up on Winfield Street a few months ago have had some success in reducing speeding on that road, which many drivers use as a cut-through to avoid traffic congestion.
Perhaps equally important, the stop signs haven’t caused significant traffic problems, borough councilman William Henderson said earlier this month.
“They aren’t seeing any residual issues as far as traffic backing up onto Bank Street or Chartiers Street, which is one of the things we were concerned about,” Henderson said.
Now it looks like those stop signs will become permanent, as council voted 6-0 in favor of keeping them. Councilwoman Virginia Schneider was not present.
“We believe it’s going to address the problem as it is,” Henderson said, “and hopefully eliminate it.”
Before the new signs were installed, motorists who were fed up with the stop-and-go traffic on nearby streets would turn onto Winfield and see a stretch of road that looks like an open drag strip by comparison.
Now, they’ll quickly see a stop sign.
As required by law, the borough will publish an ordinance outlining the change before council casts a final vote at a future meeting.