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Stop sign proposed at Aspinwall's Brilliant Avenue and First Street

Jan Pakler | The Herald
Discussion of putting a stop sign on First and Brilliant Avenue continues.

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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 tmcgee@tribweb.com.

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