The traffic signal at Jaeger Street and Thurman Avenue is on flash mode, making the intersection a four-way stop.

The city of Columbus, meanwhile, will observe pattern changes for a minimum of 90 days and recommend whether the stoplight should be removed, said Michael Liggett, spokesman for the Columbus Department of Public Service.

In all likelihood, the current four-way-stop configuration, which began March 12, will remain and the signal will be removed, Liggett said.

Sara Treneff, owner of All About the Dogs Pet Wash, at the southeast corner of Thurman and Jeager, said she isn't pleased with the expected change.

"I think it's stupid," Treneff said. "It's so dangerous. Cars don't stop; they just roll" to a slowdown.

She said she worries about the sight-impaired, who rely on the sound notifications that indicate when crossing is safe. Now they have to trust motorists to give them the right of way, she said.

The city will forward the feedback and information it collects and its recommendation about the future of the stoplight to the Federal Highway Administration, Liggett said.

The signal initially was reviewed in 2014 and it was decided it did not meet federal standards for traffic signals, he said.

City officials approached the neighborhood about the findings and possible removal of the signal but received pushback because of concerns about expected developments in the area, he said. Because of concerns over proposed development in the neighborhood, reviews were conducted again in October 2017 and February 2019 and it was determined each time the signal still did not meet the federal requirements, Liggett said.

In addition to the four-way stop, crosswalks will be restriped in a ladder-style fashion when weather allows.

The city also will stripe in the no-parking areas and will add "stop sign ahead" signs for vehicles traveling on Thurman Avenue, Liggett said.

The city has heard both support and complaints from residents about the recent change, he said.

"It's always kind of a mixed bag, losing a traffic signal in a dense urban neighborhood," Liggett said.

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