FULLERTON : Stop Signs Planned to Deter Commuters

Drivers taking shortcuts through a Fullerton neighborhood soon will be tripped up by 23 new stop signs strategically placed at nine residential street corners.

The stop signs will go up in a mile-square area bounded by Malvern Avenue, Euclid Street, Valencia Mesa Drive and Harbor Boulevard.

The City Council approved the new stop signs after an independent traffic engineer, the city Transportation and Circulation Commission and residents agreed that they are the best solution.

More than 200 residents complained to the commission in September that commuters whiz by their homes, taking shortcuts from the larger, more congested, streets outside their neighborhood.

The stop signs should mitigate the problem, city traffic engineer Paul Smith said.

The city also plans to widen and improve nearby arterial roadways such as Bastanchury Road to reduce the incentive motorists have to use the residential neighborhoods.

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