March 28, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Motorists in West Bend who travel Eighth Avenue and Walnut Street should pay attention to a switcheroo with stop signs.
Motorists traveling east and west on Walnut Street used to have to come to a complete stop at Eighth Avenue.
This week the city changed the signs and now motorists traveling north and south on Eighth Avenue have to come to a complete stop at Walnut Street.
The change at the intersection was discussed and approved at the January 22, 2019 Safety Committee meeting.
The committee approved removing the stop signs on Walnut at Eighth Avenue and adding stop signs on Eighth Avenue at Walnut.
In an effort to flag motorists the stop signs have red blinking lights around the perimeter of the octagon.
Click HERE to see a video of the intersection being discussed.