Thursday, 27 July 2017 16:47

Awkward Village Stop Sign to be Moved

BALLSTON SPA — The Village Board voted Monday night to relocate a stop sign near the intersection of Hyde Boulevard and Malta Avenue that has caused headaches for several years among drivers and local homeowners alike.

In discussing the three-way stop at that intersection, Mayor John Romano said the current sign configuration is too “confusing.”

“It’s an accident waiting to happen,” Romano said.

In 2013, the mayor explained, a stop sign was put up on the eastern side of East Grove Street, but village workers will move it closer to the intersection with Hyde Boulevard.

At present, trees and vegetation obscure the view of Hyde Boulevard for drivers heading toward the village on Malta Avenue. The existing signs also make it difficult to determine which driver gets to turn left or right first.

The village board voted 3-1 to move the East Grove Street sign, with Trustee Robert Cavanaugh opposed. Trustee Noah Shaw was absent. 

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