WESTVILLE – Monday night Westville town council approved the removal of the two stop signs on South Main Street at the intersection of Munroe Avenue.
The inquiry into the removal of the stop signs came from Doug Porter at a meeting in October, with council asking the traffic authority to re-examine the intersection, which they did in a study in 2010.
The 2010 study looked at accidents, traffic flow, pedestrian traffic, vision obstructions and geographical conditions.
Traffic flow was conducted on three occasions with the average amount of traffic stopping at the Munroe Street stop signs being 15 vehicles, while 82 vehicles stopped at the South Main stop signs. No pedestrian traffic was observed. When the vision obstruction was observed, it was determined that the visibility on Munroe Avenue would be improved, and according to council on Monday night it has been.
In the 2010 study there were also no accidents.
The Police Board determined the signs were not necessary and they will be removed.