STOP Signs for the 48th/Central Intersection
Honorable Yellowstone County Comissioners: John Ostlund, Robyn Driscoll, and Denis Pitman:
As Yellowstone County residents of Billings West End, we respectfully request that traffic control at the 48th/Central intersection be changed to four-way stop.
On the afternoon of May 3, 2018, the subject intersection saw yet another collision, preceded by another one just the week before and many, many others over recent months and years.
The intersection is particularly challenging because of several
power poles that obstruct a south-bound driver’s east and west lines of sight. Further, continued development in the area is only going to increase the volume of
traffic through the intersection.
The cost of the change is likely only a few thousand dollars. Our kids’ lives are worth far more than that amount. Please do not wait for a fatality.
Change the traffic control to a four-way stop as soon as practical.