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City looking into two new all-way stops on Nottawasaga Street

Staff will report back on request from Coun. Ralph Cipolla, who says, 'It’s an accident looking for a place to happen'
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City staff have been given another two intersections to look into as possible all-way stops.

Council committee supported Coun. Ralph Cipolla’s inquiry motion Monday, asking staff to explore the feasibility of implementing all-way stops at Nottawasaga and Douglas streets and Nottawasaga and McKenzie streets.

Many use it as a “thoroughfare” to get downtown, Cipolla said, adding neighbours have been petitioning for traffic-calming measures to curb excessive speeding.

“It’s an accident looking for a place to happen if the speed isn’t controlled … and I think a four-way stop would help tremendously,” he said.

Coun. Mason Ainsworth supported the motion because it allows for council to receive more information, but he said he hadn’t heard from anyone in those areas about the desire for an all-way stop.

“You could literally go down almost any street in Orillia and people would say, ‘We want to put a stop sign here,’” he said.

Staff will report back at a later date.

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