The state agency decided to install the stop following an investigation by Caltrans District 10 Traffic Safety Branch after recent accidents in the intersection, one of which took a man’s life. Currently only traffic on east and west bound Durham Ferry must stop.
In a letter to Dodgie Vidal of the San Joaquin County Public Works department dated Wednesday, the Traffic Safety Branch said it reached the decision to add the four-way stop after studying traffic flow, roadway conditions, signage and roadway geometrics at the intersection.
That letter, forwarded to New Jerusalem School District Superintendent David Thoming who started a petition to ask the state for four-way controls, also referenced the history of collision reports and collision rates on the roadway.
The Traffic Safety Branch is calling for advance flashing lights to warn drivers about the stop.
A shrub obscuring the view of a “stop ahead” sign on west bound Durham Ferry Road will also be trimmed or removed.
There was no timeframe listed for the installation of the four-way stop controls at the intersection.
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