Bonham City Council to vote on stop signs for dangerous intersections

By: Steven Powell Email
By: Steven Powell Email

BONHAM, TX -- Something's missing from a few neighborhood intersection - stop signs.

And the city council plans to tackle the issue Monday night, voting on an ordinance Monday night to install seven new stop signs.

If passed, four signs will go up along 4th Street, one on 6th and Sid Street, one on 12th and Clarence Elkins Drive and one on County Road 1540 and Earl Newton Drive.

Hector Galicia has lived on the corner of 4th and Henderson Street for 12 years.

"I've seen a couple of wrecks here," he said. "There's no stop sign going on this one or that one down there."

Mayor Roy Floyd said they've recently demolished some abandoned houses in the area.

"And when areas are opened up along roads it feels you can drive a little faster," he said

Right now, residents say drivers familiar with the area stop on their own. But city officials say it's dangerous for drivers new to the area.

City Manager Bill Shipp said he notices this first hand.

"I was driving around on the south side of town, and being a new guy myself, I noticed gosh there are places without stop signs where people take for granted," he said.

Galicia said he's wanted to see stop signs installed for years - especially since his young nephew likes to play outside.

"It would make it a lot more safer for all the pedestrians and kids running around, on bikes," he said. "You know we have a park right down the street. So there's a lot of traffic, lot of people, lot of kids."

The total project will cost $700.

They've already placed the order for the signs, Shipp said. If the ordinance is approved they'll be installed in the next few weeks.

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