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Ellisville council votes in favor of stop signs on Carmel Woods Drive

By: Jessica Meszaros


The entrance to Carmel Wood Drive in Ellisville [Photo Google Earth]

At its May 2 meeting, the Ellisville City Council, including newly appointed Mayor Mike Roemerman, voted in favor of amending city code in order to add and enforce two new stop sign locations on Carmel Woods Drive.

The signs are to be added on both the north and south sides of the entrance drive into the Carmel Woods Condominium Complex, located off of Kiefer Creek Road and adjacent to Bluebird Park. The ordinance was sponsored by Councilmember Ken Newhouse [District 2.]

The requirement for the additional signage came before the council after Newhouse became aware of an existing traffic hazard at the intersection. According to Newhouse, cars often would drift through the intersection with limited visibility while trying to make a turn in and out of the complex.

“So, these cars that are drifting could potentially hit someone that they don’t see coming,” Newhouse said. “We’re just changing the yield signs and adding stop signs.”

Standard city protocol is for stop signs to be erected within 30 days so they can be documented on the books and be enforced by the Ellisville Police Department.

 

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