A measure to convert Elm and Walnut streets in Brownstown from a two-way stop to a four-way stop continues to move forward and may be in place before the end of the year.
The town council passed the ordinance establishing the four-way stop on second reading 2-1 during a meeting Dec. 5. The ordinance will be up for a third and final reading at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Councilman Bill Sweeney voted against the ordinance and said he didn’t like the idea because it would make an area already congested more congested. Currently, only those traveling on Elm Street have to stop.
The intersection is just east of Brownstown Central Middle School, and many parents and other caregivers use Walnut Street to drop off and pick up students on weekday mornings and afternoons, Sweeney said.
Duane Davis, who lives at the corner of Elm and Walnut streets, requested the change at a council meeting in early October.
At that time, Davis said recreational vehicles, semitrailers and smaller vehicles parked along Walnut Street make it difficult for those pulling off of Elm Street to see.
The town doesn’t have an ordinance prohibiting large vehicles from parking on streets, but council members have discussed looking at that issue in the future.
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