BRIGHAM CITY -- The city council recently voted to put a four-way stop at 200 South and 200 West, as well as a volunteer crossing guard to accommodate students who will be walking to Lake View Elementary School.
The city will follow through with a study to see if the intersection warrants flashing lights and a crossing guard.
In addition, the city council recommended the city also study the intersection of 700 South and 200 West, and asked that the city contact Utah Department of Transportation for a speed study for East 200 South, looking at the recommended speed for cars coming out of Box Elder Canyon.
Tyler Pugsley, assistant public works director, said with the closure of Bunderson Elementary School and the realignment of school boundaries, there now will be more than 40 students crossing 200 South on the west side of Main Street.
Councilman Bob Marabella said, "I think we absolutely need it, but my concern is it takes awhile for people to adjust."
Box Elder School District Superintendent Ron Wolff said the school has a walking plan and has determined that 200 West was the best place for a crossing guard.
Marabella reminded the council that the city also has temple construction at 100 West, and high school students who "fly down that road."
Lt. Mike Nelsen trains volunteers for the police department. He said that in years past he offered to train a PTA volunteer to be a crossing guard at 700 South and 200 West and no one came forward.