The North Bend Eagle


Stop sign coming to Walnut St.

by Nathan Arneal
Published 8/29/18

In an effort to slow drivers down on Walnut Street coming from the high school, stop signs will be placed on Walnut Street where it crosses 10th Street.

Councilman Tom Mullally said he would rather see the stop signs at 10th and Walnut stop 10th Street traffic, which he said has been moving too fast since the brick street was replaced with pavement last year. If the council thinks a stop sign is needed on Walnut as well, Mullally said, make it a four-way stop. He said Walnut, which also has a stop sign on 11th Street near Birchwood Manor, didn’t need to stop twice in a span of a block.

Councilman Bart Bosco said he didn’t like the idea of a stop sign on 10th, saying it is a natural thoroughfare through town from west to east.

“I’ve never seen 10th Street as a problem, myself,” Bosco said. “I just naturally expect those north-south cars to stop.”

Traffic moving north and south has to slow down at each intersection because of the dips in the road.

“I think you’re going to see people driving 45 miles an hour on 10th Street if you do that,” Mullally said.

Resolution 467, to put a pair of stop signs on Walnut Street at 10th Street, passed 3-1 with Mullally voting against.

The council also accepted a $7,400 bid from Magnum Builders of Fremont to put a metal roof on over the rest rooms on the east side of the auditorium where the roof has become rotten.


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