BOISE -- Residents living in East Boise, north of Warm Springs Avenue, say the lack of stop signs in their neighborhood is making driving dangerous.
The Ada County Highway District is looking to change that.
ACHD now plans to install more stop signs throughout the East End neighborhood to prevent accidents."Well, what we're going to do in the East End is install approximately 60 new stop signs, most of them will be two-way stop control," said John Wasson, assistant traffic engineer with ACHD.
Some residents say they have been asking for this for years. "I have had several calls where people just come barreling through not paying attention and I have to slam on my breaks like holy moley." said Kim Dean, an East End resident.
Wasson told us ACHD hopes their plan will improve intersection safety, reduce crashes and make it clear to drivers who has the right of way. Understandably more stop signs can take more time to travel, but residents we spoke with say they don't mind.
"I actually think it would be a good idea for stop signs through out this neighborhood, especially the teenagers who come hauling butt through here and think they can own the streets." said Dean.
Max McCarl says he doesn't have a problem with taking longer to travel through the streets. "I'd much rather see a few more stop signs around here cause there's just been so many little kids crossing these days. I think it'd be really tragic if something where to happen just so we could go a little bit faster," he said.
ACHD plans to monitor the East End neighborhood over the next few months, and possibly install more stop signs in neighborhoods with unguarded intersections in Meridian.
Wasson says other neighborhoods in the Treasure Valley are also considering the measure.