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Safety concerns prompt new four-way stop in Sexsmith

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A new four-way stop will be introduced at a busy intersection in the Town of Sexsmith to help potentially prevent any accidents in a busy school zone.

“I think it’s the safety of the kids that is the important thing, and the biggest concern. We don’t want to have an incident there,” said CAO Rachel Wueschner.

The signs will be installed on a trial basis at the intersection of 100 Avenue and 93rd street. That will leave administration wiggle room if they need to re-jig the idea if it causes too much of a traffic back up. Adding they will look for alternate solutions if it is not manageable.

Wueschner said this isn’t the first time they’ve attempted to cull the speed in the area.

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“We’ve had concerns brought up about that intersection for quite some time. Annually, we have the fire department down there on the first day of school to let the traffic be aware of the students crossing,” she said.

“All the things we’ve tried to date just aren’t enough and we are still getting complaints,” she added.

The speed limit in the area will now also be dropped to 30 kilometres per hour at all times. Wueschner added the signs have been ordered and will be installed as soon as possible.

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