Traffic sign changes planned for Herbert Street intersection

Shifting vehicle patterns have resulted in an upcoming traffic sign change at the intersection of Herbert St. E. and 4th Ave. N.E.

Starting next week, the intersection will become a Four Way Stop, but in the coming weeks the Two Way Stop at the corner will be transferred from its current Herbert St. location onto the 4th Ave. N.E. street.

The City of Swift Current’s Infrastructure and Operations Division is initiating the change after measuring traffic volumes along those streets.

4th Ave. N.E. used to be a frequently traveled street for people driving to the former Swift Current Union Hospital, but motorists are now using Herbert Street more frequently.

In order to acclimatize traffic to the change, the intersection of Herbert St. E. and 4th Ave. N.E. will be a Four Way Stop beginning the week of February 25. After a period of at least 30 days, the change of Two Way Stop Signs will occur.

“The Four-Way Stop Signs are being used temporarily to allow 4th Avenue motorists to get used to stopping at Herbert Street,” stated Mitch Minken, General Manager of Infrastructure & Operations. “After a month or more, the Stop Signs on Herbert Street East will be removed, giving that street right-of-way. The Stop Signs on 4th Avenue Northeast will then become Two-Way Signs.”