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.
Some residents have voiced concerns at times during the past decade or so, according to town officials, about speeding, car wrecks and other driving issues in the neighborhood, located off Camino Tassajara near Diablo Vista Middle School in southeastern Danville.
After conducting speed surveys and traffic counts in the area last month, town staff recommended a safety plan that first called for a three-way stop at the intersection of Lawrence Road and Jasmine Way.
That proposal drew mixed reviews from citizens who attended the council meeting Tuesday night at the Town Meeting Hall.
Eight speakers expressed support for the new signs while 11 people informed the council of their opposition to the plan, according to Geoff Gillette, town public information coordinator.
The three-way intersection, situated amid a slight curve along Lawrence Road, currently has a stop sign for drivers on Jasmine Way, but no stops for those on Lawrence Road.
Installing the new stops signs, at an estimated cost of $500, was recommended as the first phase of a traffic-safety project along the section of Lawrence Road, which has a 30 mph speed limit.
A potential second phase, which was not set for discussion Tuesday, would bring a raised median to Lawrence Road from Plumeria Court to 80 feet south of Jasmine Way.
Rather than vote on just the stop signs, the council decided to wait and give staff additional time to flesh out the overall project for the residential street, according to Gillette. The discussion was continued indefinitely.