Pilot project could change driving in downtown Humboldt

This is a diagram of what the intersection of Taft Street and Sumner Avenue will look like beginning next week for the next two weeks. All traffic will be asked to obey the temporary stop signs and the lines of demarcation on the curbs, crosswalks and streets. Graphic courtesy of ISG.

Say goodbye to stoplights in downtown Humboldt, temporarily.
Beginning next Monday, Nov. 19, the lights will be switched off and bagged. They will be replaced by stop signs, including four-way stops at the intersections of both 5th Street and Sumner Avenue and Taft Street and Sumner Avenue.
The Taft Street interchange will also have new lines of demarcation (surface mounted flexible lane delineators.) They will mark bump outs from the present curb stops, providing a narrower crosswalk and hopefully a better and safer traffic flow in the downtown business district.
The temporary changes will include northbound and southbound stop signs on both 6th Street and 8th Streets.
Traffic on Sumner Avenue going east or westbound through town will only have to stop twice, once at 5th Street and again at Taft Street.
The temporary traffic changes are part of a two-week Pilot to Permanent Intersection Project, which is being proposed by ISG, the city’s civil engineering firm, and was given the OK by the Humboldt City Council at their meeting last week.
Read more about the project in this week's Humboldt Independent and Like the Humboldt Newspapers on Facebook.

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