4-Way Stop Considered for Dangerous Intersection
Written by Andrew-Rossi on November 14, 2018
A new four-way stop is being planned at what many consider a dangerous corner in the Cody city limits.
The intersection at Rumsey and 12th Street has been a concern of residents and city officials for many years. There is limited visibility for drivers on Rumsey, who stop at the stop signs on the east-west street. However, due to parked cars on 12th Street, it’s difficult to see if there are oncoming cars, and drivers take a chance as they pull away from the stop signs.
At yesterday’s City Council work session, new Public Works Director Philip Bowman told council members that the geometry of the intersection makes it difficult for the stopped vehicles on Rumsey to have a clear line of sight to the thru-lane vehicles on 12th. He told the Council that after researching the options, their office feels that a four-way stop at that intersection could mitigate the problem, at least in the short term.
Bowman says that staff will implement the measure as soon as the City does some public notification on the radio and on the internet, as well as sending out mailers to residents. He added that they want to get started right away so that residents can get used to the new traffic flow in time for the busier tourist traffic season in the spring.