New Stop Sign Gives Kids Safer Walk to Myers-Wilkins

Updated: 09/02/2014 10:41 PM
Created: 09/02/2014 5:33 PM

The morning walk will be safer for students at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School this fall.

On Aug. 20, a new stop sign was installed just below the school on Ninth Street and Eighth Avenue East. Steve Goman, a senior engineering specialist with the City of Duluth, said the sign was put in largely at the request of the Duluth Police Department, and school personnel and parents.

Goman said nearly 6,000 vehicles drive on Ninth Street every day. He said the high volume of children expected to cross on their walk to Myers-Wilkins largely influenced the decision to make it a four-way stop.

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