St. Marys Town Council took action to make the intersection at Church St. South and Jones Street East safer at its June 14 meeting.
Visibility at the location has caused concerns for some time and Director of Public Works, Kevin Luckhardt, reported there have been four accidents in recent years. The situation was reviewed by the Public Works committee and the Police Department and there was agreement that "further site line improvements should be made."
Those changes to the traffic by-law include removing a parking space on the northeast corner of Church St. and Jones St. as well as one on the southeast corner of the same intersection. A third parking space will also be removed on the northwest corner. Signage at the intersection will be addressed by changing the current Yield sign on Jones St. to a Stop sign.
Coun. Bruce Symons asked Luckhardt about similar concerns he has for safety further down the hill at the intersection of Jones St. East and Wellington St. Luckhardt suggested this location is also being looked at for possible improvements.