The City of Newburgh is pleased to announce the installation of additional stop signs at multiple intersections citywide.
The intersection of First Street and Liberty Street, Renwick Street and South Lander Street, and Dupont Avenue and Thompson Street will all become four-way stops.
The City will install additional stop signs on Liberty Street at the intersection of First Street. Stop signs are already present at the intersection of First Street, and this change will alter the intersection from a 2-way stop to a 4-way stop.
Furthermore, the City will install additional stop signs on Renwick Street at the intersection of South Lander Street. This change will alter the intersection, creating a 4-way stop. At the intersection of South Lander Street, there are already stop signs in both directions of travel.
Lastly, the City will install additional stop signs on Dupont Avenue at the intersection of Thompson Street. This alteration will create a 4-way stop at that intersection. Stop signs are already present at the intersection of Thompson Street in both directions of travel.
In the interest of public safety and to mitigate the potential for motor vehicle accidents, the City unanimously voted to install these new stop signs at these three critical intersections. Stop bars and stop stencils will also be used to guide traffic safely.
The new stop signs will be installed the week of November 8. And drivers are asked to use extreme caution while navigating through these areas as they become acquainted with the new signs.
The decision to install four-way stop signs; was made at the City Council Meeting on October 25, 2021, when the City Council passed Ordinances No. 6, 7 & 8 – 2021 to amend Section 288-66 Schedule VIII Stop Intersections.