SHEFFIELD — Beginning at 1 p.m. today, two intersections on Second Street in downtown Sheffield will be controlled by four-way stops in preparation for the installation of new traffic signals, officials said.
Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray said the intersections affected will be at North Montgomery Avenue and North Atlanta Avenue.
“This is part of the redevelopment of Second Street,” Ray said. “As a part of this plan, modern traffic signals will be installed at these two intersections. But until they are installed and operational, the intersections will become four-way stops.”
The chief said temporary stop signs will be installed and the traffic signals will be flashing lights.
He said workers expect installation will take about two months.
“They will be four-way stops, and we want motorists to take the necessary precautions,” Ray said. “It’s going to be a little inconvenient, but it’s going to be worthwhile.”