ENGINEERING STUDY AT THE INTERSECTION OF 6TH ST SW AND 18TH AVE SW
An investigation was recently completed regarding motorist safety at the yield controlled intersection of 12th Street SW and 17th Avenue SW. The engineering study consisted of reviewing the five (5)-year crash history. A total of twelve (12) crashes, six (6) of which have resulted in injuries, have occurred at this intersection since December 1st, 2013. Of those twelve crashes, ten have a contributing factor of “Failure to Yield” on either the north or south approach. Therefore, the conversion from Yield control to Stop control on 6th Street SW at 18th Avenue SW should be considered.
It is recommended the City Council pass an ordinance on 1st reading modifying the 6th Street SW approach to stop control at the intersection of 18th Avenue SW.