Beaver Dam Intersection Could Become A Four-Way Stop

(Beaver Dam) The intersection of Warren and Webster streets in Beaver Dam could soon become a four-way stop. The proposal passed through committee this month and, if approved by the common council in January, the stop signs would be installed around the time a street reconstruction project on Warren and Roosevelt streets gets underway in the spring. The ordinance change comes at the request of Alderman Ken Anderson, who has noted issues with speeding on the roadway in his ward. Passage in committee comes despite a recommendation against the stop sign installation by the city engineering coordinator. Ritchie Piltz says stop signs are not intended for use as speed control, which is more of a function of law enforcement and speed bumps. Piltz says there has been no accidents at the intersection and traffic counts do not justify the addition. Operations Committee Chair Chris Olson says he has traveled the street and feels additional signage is necessary, noting that the planned reconstruction may increase traffic.