(Beaver Dam) It is official, a four-way stop will be installed on North Spring Street at Woodland Drive following action by the Beaver Dam Common Council Monday night. In two years, the stop signs will be replaced by stop lights or a roundabout. It’s part of an intergovernmental agreement approved last month that stemmed from a new apartment complex being installed in the city that will increase traffic on the township portion of Woodland Drive, which the city agreed to pay to have resurfaced. The council last night hired Northeast Asphalt of Fond du Lac to perform the resurfacing work.
The new stop signs on North Spring Street may not be the only new four-way stop the city of Beaver Dam may be seeing. The city’s Operations Committee Monday night approved the placement of stop signs on Stone Street at Jefferson Street. City Engineering Coordinator Ritchie Piltz says the stop signs were requested by multiple residents in the area who complain of heavy traffic with motorists often traveling at high rates of speed. While Piltz notes that stop signs are not an appropriate use to control speeding, he conceded that there is a safety concern and noted multiple requests for a stop sign by the principal of the nearby Jefferson Elementary School. The common council will consider the Stone Street stop sign at their regular September meeting.