Where Does Melrose Need A Stop Sign?

Let us know by posting a comment in the comments section below.

A reader wrote to Melrose Patch on Monday, asking us to ask you, our readers, this question: Where does Melrose need a stop sign?

Is there a section of the city desperately needing a stop sign for safety reasons? Or is a stop sign needed to simply slow down speeding drivers? Let us know where you'd like a new stop sign to be installed in the city by posting a comment in the comments section below.

We'll compile your answers into a recap story next week.

bh75 September 17, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Having just moved to Melrose a few months ago, I find that the city has weird stop sign planning. Classic example - intersection of Sargent St. and West Highland Ave. 4-way intersection with only 2 stops signs, forcing north/south to stop, but east-west to drive unimpeded. There is no real signage telling you it's NOT a 4-way (which you assume). Almost got t-boned at that intersection. This needs to be 4-way as do all similar intersections.
Steve Meuse September 17, 2012 at 03:27 PM
There really isn't any rhyme or reason to stop signs in Melrose. Citywide studies aren't completed to decide where stop signs should and shouldn't be placed. They're decided after a resident/alderman/etc asks for one and the traffic commission has a hearing. It should ALWAYS be assumed that only your approach has a stop sign unless you see the "all way" sign underneath the stop sign (this is based on the federal guidelines - MUTCD). The Sargent and West Highland intersection is signed as such because Sargent is more of a minor road compared to West Highland.


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