Local News in Brief : Stop Signs to Be Erected

Motorists frustrated by the closing of Bitterlake Street in north Carson will again be able to drive through, but they will have to put up with stops signs that have been erected to make driving safer.

The council closed the street Dec. 1, pending a study of traffic safety. On Nov. 27, a woman and a child were injured when their car was struck on a feeder street by a speeding auto. Accidents on Bitterlake and nearby streets have been caused by cars speeding around curves.

The study showed that closing the street would pose a new danger by redirecting traffic past Stevenson Park. In opting for stop signs, the council decided against speed humps--smoother, lower versions of speed bumps--that would have limited traffic speed to 20 m.p.h. or 25 m.p.h.

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