Heeding concerns of residents about speeding and other infractions, the administration is proposing four-way stops at nine intersections.
Though a longtime concern, speeding and disregard for stop signs came into sharp focus last month when a girl, 10, died due to a collision at Arlington Avenue and West Ninth Street. She was ejected from a van that was struck by a driver who went through a stop sign. Seven other children were injured.
Resident Maria Pellum said at last month's First Ward Town Hall Meeting she had asked for four-way stops at dangerous intersections, only to be told no one had died there.
"Well, today someone died," she said at the Oct. 26 meeting.
At Monday's combined agenda-fixing and regular meeting, the City Council will consider on first reading an ordinance establishing four-way stops at the following intersections:
Belvidere Avenue and Ravine Road
Grant Avenue and Sherman Avenue
Watchung Avenue and Kensington Avenue
West Third Street and Monroe Avenue
West Fourth Street and Monroe Avenue
West Eighth Street and Field Avenue
West Eighth Street and Hobert Avenue
West Eighth Street and Spooner Avenue
West Ninth Street and Arlington Avenue
All the intersections are heavily traveled and may have stop signs, but the four-way stops are expected to force drivers at all sides to slow down.
The cost will be between $500 and $1,000 for material and labor through the Public Works Division.
The combined City Council meeting is 7 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave.