Stopping improvements at Yamba blackspot is a great sign
NEW signs installed at the intersection of Coldstream and River Sts Yamba will hopefully help put a STOP to a string of crashes and near-misses at the notorious blackspot.
Last Thursday, Clarence Valley Council staff erected new stop signs on the River St approach to the busy intersection which has a high volume of traffic and pedestrian activity.
The upgrade was made at the recommendation of the Traffic Advisory Committee after The Daily Examiner published concerns raised from the community earlier this year about the site's dubious history.
According to statistics kept by Roads and Maritime Services, at least nine crashes have occurred at the intersection during the past 10 years, but many more prangs and near misses have gone unrecorded.
It is hoped the new stop signs and the addition of a planned central median strip will help slow traffic and prevent further incidents at the intersection.
There are also plans afoot to eventually build a roundabout at the intersection, however the council's deputy general manager, Rob Donges told The Daily Examiner last month it was a matter of funding availability and priority as to when construction might begin.