In the future, people won’t have to worry about the traffic problems at 1000 North and 600 East. If somebody has tried to drive across that intersection going north or south they know how difficult it can be. The City of Logan plans on straightening out the road so it lines up, and putting in a stop light to help deal with the future busy traffic. A high-rise student housing project has just been approved near the intersection which has helped Logan City decide to straighten out this four-way stop. Mark Nielsen, Logan Public Works Director, says, “The goal is to eventually have a stoplight in at this intersection but when it is first straightened it might continue to be a four-way stop.” Nielsen says the reason this change is taking place is it has been needed to be done from a traffic standpoint for a while. When a person is driving across this intersection they just can’t tell if somebody coming the other way is turning or going straight. Sometimes people coming the other direction put on their blinker and go straight. Sometimes drivers turn without putting on their blinker which doesn’t give the person going straight fair warning. “The public works has had this project on their list to do for years,” Nielsen says. “I would say it is probably three years away from being completed.” The reason for the delay is because of some issues that have to be worked out with purchasing two houses on the north leg which will help straighten out the north end. The city wants to give people a little time to move out of their houses. Once purchased, the north leg will move to the east and line up even with the south leg making the intersection straight going both ways.
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