The new stop signs at First and F Streets in downtown Benicia were installed Tuesday morning, November 26 but not all the drivers on First Street are aware the signs are in place.
A release sent by the Benicia Public Works department explains that the all-way stop was initially requested by the surrounding neighborhood and subsequently referred to the Traffic Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee (TPBS) for consideration.
The TPBS Committee is made up of two Council Members, a Police representative, the City Engineer and the Senior Civil Engineer.
The release went on to say that after careful review of traffic and accident data, an extensive public outreach effort including First Street businesses, and public testimony at their October meeting, the Committee unanimously recommended the installation of the all-way stop to improve traffic circulation and pedestrian safety
Drivers are advised to exercise caution when passing through this intersection over the next several weeks until new traffic patterns are established.
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