The petition to support a four-way stop in St. Maries garnered enough signatures to prompt a review by the Idaho Transportation Department.

After the temporary four-way stop, placed as a result of bridge construction, at the intersection of Main Avenue and Tenth Street was removed, some drivers sought to make it permanent.

In a letter to Mayor Tom Carver, ITD said that it would conduct data collection and analysis to determine what the project would entail.

Total, the petition, placed at the front desk of city hall, garnered 173 signatures.

Data collection and analysis is expected to be complete by early August, according to ITD District 1 Traffic Engineer Nathan Herbst.

“At this time, we do not have any further updates/changes,” Mr. Herbst replied via email.  “Data collection is still on schedule to be delivered later this month, with full analysis of the four-way stop by the beginning of August for the City of St. Maries.”

City Treasurer Celia Sibert said there was no petition to oppose the four-way stop brought to the city’s attention. She said ITD will likely request public comment before the project begins.

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