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Council tables Lawrence Road stop sign discussion

Original post made on Mar 21, 2014

The Danville Town Council held off on voting about whether to add a new three-way stop sign to Lawrence Road, tabling their discussion Tuesday to allow staff more time to develop a traffic-safety project for the residential area.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 20, 2014, 3:41 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Cchriste
a resident of Danville
on Mar 21, 2014 at 10:17 am

How very disappointing that this was tabled indefinitely and there is not more urgency. With two recent accidents that have taken down trees, what are we waiting for? A human fatality? Our family no longer feels safe walking around the curved portion of the road near Jasmine.

Posted by Lisa P
a resident of Danville
on Mar 21, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Speed bumps are a better idea than a stop sign.

Posted by dmom
a resident of Danville
on Mar 27, 2014 at 9:25 am

Speed bumps will not work due to the large trucks and horse trailers that travel down Lawrence for the rural residents who reside there. There is already a stop sign less than 400 feet away from this intersection. There is no reason to have the traffic stop every 400 feet. I also don't see how a stop sign is going to stop speeding cars with drunk drivers. A center median, which was also proposed, is a better solution to stopping the cars from traveling across the road into the front yards of the houses. Barriers would also work, but the town of Danville doesn't want the liability.

Posted by Stop Sign LOL
a resident of Danville
on Mar 27, 2014 at 9:43 am

It's interesting that the homeowners Lee and Cammack have not done a thing to protect their homes and families except to complain to the Town, and to expect all of their neighbors south of Jasmine to endure another stop sign 24/7/365. Did you notice that none of the measures they demand have any effect on their daily driving? Yeah, and they want someone else (taxpayers) to pay to have them installed. For the last five years they knew they bought a lemon (their choice of lot location on a busy street) and they did nothing proactive like installing a few landscape boulders in their front yard. Come on ladies, put on the big-girl panties already.

Posted by Concerned
a resident of Danville
on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:41 am

Good point Stop Sign LOL. If one feels in danger they should take measures to protect themselves. Especially since barriers would be the most effective way to protect that cul de sac. Danville has a policy that states stop signs should not be used for speeding - as does California State and US Transportation. The reason - stop signs don't work for speeding and can create safety issues. I understand, Danville made a commitment to Lawrence Rd. residents, when they realigned that road to make the curve, that there would be no stop signs. Now, the Danville staff says there was no commitment. Very concerning!

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