Stop signs coming to busy Monrovia intersections

Stop signs coming to busy Monrovia intersections

MONROVIA — Three intersections responsible for eight daytime injury collisions in 2015 are going to get stop signs. The new signs will be located at Mayflower and Diamond/Evergreen, Raymond and Pomona, and Raymond and Railroad.

Poor sight distance at Mayflower and Diamond/Evergreen caused most of these accidents, according to an investigation conducted by the city earlier this year. City documents show that a property fence prevents vehicles on from having the proper sight distance of northbound traffic on Mayflower Avenue. An all-way stop sign would completely eliminate this issue.

The report also cited traffic as a serious concern. During rush hour, drivers can expect almost a full minute of stop-and-go traffic at Mayflower/Evergreen. These conditions worsened when the Gold Line extension opened. However, a stop-sign would reduce that delay to only 10 seconds, according to the report.

The Monrovia Traffic Safety Commission also decided to place two additional stops along Raymond Avenue, to improve control of traffic.

The matter is currently on the City Council consent calendar. The City Council will vote on them at the same time as other “routine” matters, including payroll approval and solicitation of bids for public works projects.

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