Stop sign proposed at Aspinwall's Brilliant Avenue and First Street
Drivers might have to slow down as they try to beat the light on Brilliant Avenue before turning onto Freeport Road.
Aspinwall officials agreed to advertise a proposal for a stop sign at the intersection of First Street and Brilliant Avenue for traffic headed toward Freeport Road.
The sign was suggested based on reports of motorists driving too fast to try to beat the light at the intersection.
The borough engineer completed a traffic study that recommended the sign, and public safety committee Chairman Joseph Gass said the committee agreed the sign is needed.
The study also recommends that a parking space near the proposed sign be removed or designated for compact cars, borough manager Melissa Lang said.
“If there's a big SUV there, you will not see that stop sign,” Lang said.
Councilman Joe Giuffre said the engineer's report cites the importance of safety for bus stops as a reason for the sign.
Councilman Kevin Gordon agreed with following the committee's recommendation.
“If the public safety committee agrees with this, then I have no problem with it,” Gordon said.
A final vote on the sign will be taken next month.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Stage Right to close curtain at O’Hara center with ‘Spelling Bee’
- The Fresh Market in at Fox Chapel Plaza, Community Supermarket out
- Aspinwall girl grabs chance to earn some cold, hard cash
- Fox Chapel adult education offers traditional, unusual classes
- Blawnox architect building hope in Haitian town
- River Rocks party to celebrate grand opening of Aspinwall park
- Sharpsburg urging residents to get parking permit
- New police chief has Aspinwall community in mind
- Blawnox considers part-time police officer to enforce codes
- Bridge work to close part of Saxonburg Boulevard
- O’Hara officials going to court for easement on retired judge’s land