FARR WEST -- A group of residents recently requested the city put in a four-way stop at 2700 West and 2325 North.
Residents from that immediate area claim the intersection is a danger for children.
Resident Jana Sederholm, who lives on the corner, said cars are blowing through the intersection at 50 miles per hour; the speed limit is 25 mph. Sederholm also said construction trucks are consistently driving through and adding to the congestion and confusion.
A radar trailer was placed in the area, said Weber County Sheriff's Sgt. Lane Findlay, and that helps slow down some traffic.
Resident Lou Best pointed out that the construction traffic will be only temporary.
"It's still a lot of traffic," Sederholm said
With both a church and the new Wahlquist Junior High School being built there, Sederholm said it would be better to resolve the problem now, rather than wait until it is worse, with hundreds of children walking through that intersection. Children must walk to school as they are not included on the bus route, and although there are sidewalks, residents are concerned the speeds there will cause an accident.
Resident Neil Alles also requested the four-way stop and stated the road (2700 West) has become like a race track. He said a child was nearly hit in the area recently. "Children playing" warning signs are posted in the area, and there is a speed limit sign north of the intersection, but another speed limit sign immediately before the intersection, where the construction site is, would be nice, Allen said.
Councilman Boyd Ferrin asked whether drivers would notice a stop sign as they drive over the hill. Councilman Tim Shupe said he has seen similar intersections that have flashing lights prior to a stop sign to let drivers know a stop is coming up.
Ferrin requested some extra patrolling in the area until the city can get a traffic study done. He suggested the city move forward with the traffic study.
"Let's get it done as quickly as possible to resolve the problem," Mayor Lee Dickemore said. "I don't want a young child hurt."