Valpo to stop using yield signs along Institute Street

2012-08-09T17:00:00Z 2012-08-09T22:26:10Z Valpo to stop using yield signs along Institute StreetBy Phil Wieland, (219) 548-4352

VALPARAISO | Another batch of yield signs is disappearing from city intersections.

The city's Board of Public Works and Safety on Thursday approved the recommendation of the city's Traffic and Safety Committee to remove all the yield signs on Institute Street between Valparaiso Street and Greenwich Street.

The recommendation came from the committee's July meeting after a couple of months of study. The committee was acting on a complaint by a resident. The committee decided to install stop signs at several intersections along Institute so traffic would not have to stop at every one of them.

The new alignment will be:

  • The yield signs at Institute and Valparaiso will be removed to allow traffic on Institute to proceed and a stop sign will be installed on Valparaiso, which is one-way northbound.
  • Replace the yield signs on Institute at Locust Street with stop signs on Institute.
  • Remove the yield signs on Institute at College Avenue to allow Institute traffic to proceed and place stop signs on College.
  • Replace the yield signs on Institute at Greenwich with stop signs.

Public Works Director Matt Evans said traffic almost had to stop for the yield signs anyway to determine if there was any cross traffic, and the new alignment should improve traffic flow.

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