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City officials will once again be asked to look at installing a four-way stop at the intersection of Duke Street and Notre Dame Street. The issue is expected to go before the city’s technical services committee in May.
SUMMERSIDE — A recent two-vehicle collision at the corner of Duke and Notre Dame streets in Summerside has renewed calls for a four-way stop for the area.
On April 7, firefighters had to use a hydraulic rescue tool to free a woman trapped in her car following a crash on Summerside's Notre Dame Street.
Coun. Jim Steele told city council's most recent meeting he will be raising the issue once again.
"I'm hearing it from residents. There was a serious accident down there. The residents contacted me. I went down and I spoke to them."
Summerside Police Chief David Poirier told the police services committee meeting in January that in the last two years there have been three accidents at the intersection, all involving driver error.
At that meeting, Poirier said he wouldn't recommend a four-way stop sign for the intersection.
Steele said he intends to raise the issue at the May technical services committee meeting.
The councillor said it is a matter of safety, noting that because of the corner's proximity to a playground, schools and the Boys and Girls Club, there are a lot of children in area.
The city conducted a traffic count in August of last year for eastbound traffic (vehicles travelling on Notre Dame Street). There were 3,200 vehicles proceeding through that intersection in a 48-hour period, with an average speed of 39 kilometres an hour and about the same for westbound traffic.