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Changes to Highway 9 and 4 intersection OK’d

July 11, 2014
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

The Estherville City Council took action Monday to implement some of the recommendations from a traffic safety study conducted by the Iowa Department of Transportation at the intersection of Highways 9 and 4.

Estherville City Administrator Penny Clayton says the council requested the study after a fatal car-pedestrian accident at the intersection in early 2013.

Council approved three of the suggested short-term recommendations in the study.

The first is to provide pedestrian signal heads and push buttons for crossings at the intersection

The second recommendation is to update guide signage throughout the corridor to reflect the listed recommendations

The third recommendation is to refresh the crosswalk pavement markings. That task was completed this week.

A recommendation to reconfigure the northbound and southbound approach pavement markings was referred to the Estherville Streets and Alleys Committee. The proposal is to change the markings to create a dedicated left-hand turn lane and a shared through and right-hand turn lane for Highway 4.



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