Date of release: October 5, 2018
Next week, Engineering-Public Works crews will be installing stop signs that will turn two Paducah intersections into all-way stops. The stop signs will be covered with bags until Monday, November 5. Signs also will be installed that alert drivers to the new stop signs.
The intersection of North 21st Street and Clay Street will become a four-way stop. Currently, the intersection has stop signs for traffic on Clay Street with no stop signs for traffic on North 21st Street. Adding stop signs on North 21st Street will enhance the safety for pedestrians as they use the crosswalks at that intersection which is adjacent to McNabb Elementary School.
Crews also will be working next week to add stop signs at the intersection of Pecan Drive and Buckner Lane. Currently, traffic must stop on Buckner Lane, but traffic is not required to stop on Pecan Drive at that intersection. During peak traffic times, it is difficult for cars to turn from Buckner Lane onto Pecan Drive. Adding stop signs on Pecan Drive will assist with the traffic movement on Buckner Drive.
As a reminder, the stop signs are covered with bags until November 5 to get the public acclimated to the upcoming changes. The new stop signs will become active on that date.