City of Norfolk

NORFOLK - Stop signs are going to be installed at two downtown intersections in Norfolk Friday.

City Engineer Steve Rames says over the next six months they’ll conduct a signal study to see how traffic movements change.

Rames says they did a traffic study three years ago and looked at the traffic movements on 2nd through 6th Streets.

"The signals at 2nd Street and 3rd Street are non-warranted signals which means they don't meet the warrants to have signals there. For the majority of the day if you're approaching a red light, you're sitting there waiting for 30 seconds for that light to clear so they're actually holding traffic up."

Rames says he’s pretty confident that a four-way stop will slow traffic down through downtown, increase pedestrian safety, and discourage commercial truck traffic.

He says once the stop signs are installed, the stop lights will be in flash mode for a week and then they’ll be covered.

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