POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Borough Council has introduced an ordinance that would authorize the installation of a stop sign on South Manetta Drive at the intersection with North Manetta Drive.
According to officials, the borough received inquiries from a concerned citizen about the traffic generated at the uncontrolled intersection of North Manetta and South Manetta drives, thereby creating traffic hazards and potential safety issues.
“I had my traffic safety lieutenant investigate a complaint from a resident reporting a traffic hazard at the uncontrolled intersection of South Manetta at North Manetta Drive,” Chief of Police Robert Lokerson told The Ocean Star.
“Based on his investigation, I recommended the stop sign to create a controlled intersection. In addition to controlling the intersection, requiring drivers to stop may decrease the amount of traffic traveling the wrong way on the designated one-way road.”
At its recent meeting, the governing body accepted the recommendations of Chief Lokerson and authorized a modification and revision to Section 7-6.2 [Stop Intersections] of the borough code in order to provide for a stop sign at the corner of South Manetta Drive and North Manetta Drive.
The ordinance will be considered for second and final reading at the June 28 meeting of the council which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at borough hall, 2233 Bridge Ave.
“With today’s traffic I am happy to report that the police chief, as well as my administration, continue to look at areas to create a safe environment for kids and adults,” Mayor Robert Sabosik told The Ocean Star.
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