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Cars roll through new stop sign on Bradford Street
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Four-way stop signs are now up at at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville.

Several people were observed running the stop sign Wednesday morning, even as a crew at the intersection was putting orange flags on the signs.

The new signs are in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

Bradford is a key side street between downtown Gainesville and residential neighborhoods west of Green Street. While several intersections have four-way stops, the Bradford-North crossing only had stop signs on North.

The four-way stop was one of several traffic improvements requested by residents.

“There’s some limited sight distance issues there,” Assistant Public Works Director Chris Rotalsky said during Thursday’s Gainesville City Council work session.

The new signs “will help control traffic movements to make sure that everybody is traveling through there safely,” he said.

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