Hilliard Northwest News

Trustee: Four-way stop near school 'warranted'

A four-way stop is expected to be in place by the start of the 2014-15 school year at Ridgewood Drive and Schirtzinger Road.

Norwich Township trustees were expected to approve the measure July 15, making it possible that the new stop signs could be in place as early as the end of the month, Trustee Larry Earman said.

Currently, only traffic on Ridgewood Drive is required to stop.

A traffic study last month by the Franklin County Engineer's Office indicated a four-way stop was warranted, said Norwich Township Administrator Kate Cavanaugh.

Cavanaugh said for the past several years area residents have appealed to township officials for traffic calming measures in the area.

"The Ridgewood residents who have expressed concern about this have indicated it is an issue of safety for pedestrians going to the (East Municipal) pool in the summer, and for children from school buses," Cavanaugh said.

-- Kevin Corvo