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Hastings City Council votes on stop sign move

Hastings city council is set to vote tonight on a plan that would move a stop sign from 26th...
Hastings city council is set to vote tonight on a plan that would move a stop sign from 26th Street onto Osborne Drive East.(Hastings City Council)
Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 6:04 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The Hastings City Council is set to vote on Monday night on a proposal that would move a stop sign from 26th Street to the southbound lane of Osborne Drive East.

A yield sign is set to take the place of that stop sign. The driving force behind the proposed move of the stop sign is Hastings City Council member Shawn Hartmann. He said the proposal came from him listening to the people of Ward 4.

”To be honest with you, I had constituents who approached me about it before I seriously took a look at it, that live in Ward 4 that use that road on a regular basis,” Hartmann said. “I do travel that road twice a day sometimes four times a day. I’ve said I will represent my Ward and I am doing the best I can.”

Other who live and work in the area like, Diane Dube, say this is a good move, but more can be done.

“I think more needs to be done though, because at 5 p.m., at quitting time. The traffic is crazy,” Dube said. “People come out to the light and try to beat the light, because the light will only let maybe four vehicles through. The times of the stop light along Osborne West also needs to be addressed.”

Councilman Hartmann said other changes could come with time, but first this move needs to be approved and then studied. After, other changes could become necessary.

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