Stop sign to be added at Warren, Webster

February 21, 2019

The intersection of Webster Street and Warren Street in Beaver Dam will soon feature a new stop sign.

The Beaver Dam Common Council approved adding a four-way stop to the intersection, which is near Beaver Dam Community Hospital. Currently, cars only stop on Webster Street.

City Engineering Coordinator Richie Piltz said as many as 3,900 cars a day pass through the intersection, which is on a hill, creating visibility issues.

He said Warren Street is a major alternate route for cars avoiding University Avenue. Ambulances passing through will be able to skip the new stop signs on the way to the hospital.

Warren Street becomes Roosevelt Drive at East South Street, and there will be no stop signs on Roosevelt until the Park Street intersection.

Roosevelt Drive is due for a major overhaul this year. MSA is performing design work to help determine what the 2019 project will include. The Common Council has approved nearly $1 million in funding for the road project, with a proposal to add sidewalks and curb and gutter, though nothing has been finalized.

This story has been updated to correct the status of the Roosevelt Drive project.