Motorists using the Nangus Road/West and Sheridan Streets intersection will notice a change in traffic conditions from February 2, as the stop sign at the intersection, on the Nangus Road approach to Sheridan Street, is changed to a give way sign.
The change has been under direction from Transport for NSW (TfNSW).
The intersection has seen a lot of work in recent times, with the upgrade to Sheridan Street and the introduction of the 40km high pedestrian area for the popular street.
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council mayor Abb McAlister said TfNSW had assessed the intersection and deemed the sight distance at the location did not warrant a stop sign.
“We understand this could be a contentious issue and I urge motorists to take care when using this intersection,” Cr McAlister said.
In September last year, the council’s local traffic committee prepared a report detailing problems and perceptions of road users approaching the West Street/Sheridan Street intersection.
The review was welcomed by councillors who had received feedback from local drivers who said the stop sign coming off the Nangus Road was causing confusion.
The council will commence work on the intersection signage changes at the end of January.
Drivers are urged to proceed with caution at the intersection.