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GVCC going ahead with stop signs

Stop signs will be installed at street corners south of Main Street and north of Mill Street, the Grass Valley City Council decided unanimously Tuesday.

The signs will be installed in an effort to slow traffic and discourage people from using neighborhood streets to avoid West Main and Mill streets.

The new signs will be at the intersections of High and Neal streets, School and Walsh streets, School and South Church streets, and Lloyd and Walsh streets.

If the signs prove to be ineffective, they will be removed, city officials said.

Walsh between South Church and School will be turned into a two-way street to alleviate traffic on nearby Neal, the council also decided.

Ruth Oakey questioned the installation of new stop signs in her neighborhood. “Some of the proposed signs are redundant,” she said.

Others, however, including Robin Phillips, spoke in favor of the new signs.

“This proposal is really bare-bones,” said Phillips, who has lobbied city officials for more traffic-calming measures.

In another matter, the council voted unanimously to hire a contractor to complete improvements on Mill Street. The first phase of the $2.5 million project was completed last month. Work will begin in June and last through December.

The second phase, estimated at $700,000, will entail laying new asphalt, and building new curbs, gutters, sidewalks and streetlights. In addition, poles that carry electric, telephone and cable TV lines will be removed and the lines will be put underground.

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