New Stop Sign To Be Installed on Melrose Way
Stop Sign to Be Installed at Breeze Hill Elementary Entrance Driveway
During their May 9 meeting, the City Council approved the addition of an all-way stop sign in western Vista, located on Melrose Way at the Breeze Hill Elementary entrance driveway. During the past several years, the City has received concerns from nearby residents about traffic flow and parents crossing with children mid-block through traffic between the school entrance and Melrose Drive.
Based on a school crossing study for the school and parents’ and school administration’s input, an all-way stop on Melrose Way at the school driveway’s entrance was proposed to provide a safer crossing opportunity.
The City recently constructed a short segment of sidewalk on the south side of Melrose Way to create a continuous accessible pedestrian path. Minor widening of the street to allow an additional lane in the westbound direction was completed to provide a queuing area for the right turns into the school, thus allowing through traffic to proceed. The signs will be installed in the next few weeks and temporary flashing beacons on top of the stop signs will be activated to call motorists’ attention to their presence for a 30-day period.
City of Vista Traffic Engineering