Poplar-Main stop sign moved following collision

Eric McCarthy
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ALBERTON -- A collision Wednesday at the Corner of Alberton’s Main and Poplar streets has prompted swift action by the provincial Highways department.
The stop sign along Main Street, in front of the post office building has been moved out onto the paved shoulder. Previously, the stop sign was located inside the concrete sidewalk and was more elevated. 

Vehicles maneuver through the Main and Poplar Street intersection Thursday afternoon. Highways personnel relocated the Main Street stop sign in front of the post office and installed a flashing red light on top Thursday, one day after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection. Observers indicated drivers going through the stop sign at that location has been a daily occurrence.

The new sign also has a solar-powered flashing light attached for enhanced visibility.

Alberton-Roseville MLA Pat Murphy said he contacted the department following Wednesday’s collision seeking improvements at the intersection.

RCMP placed the cause of the collision on a vehicle failing to yield the right-of-way.

Murphy said he’s asked the department to review the Main Street intersections at either end of the town’s business district to see what improvements can be made, including painting ‘stop sign ahead’ warnings on the pavement. He said he also wants the department to investigate whether four-way stops are possible at the two intersections. 

Organizations: RCMP

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