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SovTxsF <br /> „G <br /> 1865 <br /> CITY OF SOUTH BEND <br /> PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR <br /> OFFICE OF THE MAYOR <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> January 27, 2012 <br /> Contact: Debra Johnson,Director of Communications <br /> Phone: 574-235-9261 <br /> STREET DEPARTMENT INSTALLS STOP SIGNS AT DANGEROUS <br /> INTERSECTION <br /> Action Follows 12-year-old's personal request to Mayor <br /> South Bend Following a personal action taken by 12-year-old Jordan Stein to alert the <br /> city of a dangerous intersection on the south side of South Bend, Mayor Pete Buttigieg <br /> and the city's Street Department will install stop signs on Friday afternoon to increase <br /> pedestrian safety in the area. <br /> Jordan wrote a letter to Mayor Buttigieg about several accidents occurring near his home <br /> on the corner of Donmoyer Avenue at High Street near Stanley Clark School. At the <br /> mayor's request, City Civil Engineer Robert Nichols took action and reviewed accident <br /> reports at the four-way intersection of Donmoyer. From his research,Nichols discovered <br /> a high number of accident reports at the intersection, which warranted stops signs at the <br /> location. <br /> "I have reviewed the accident reports and also took a site visit to look at the intersection, <br /> said Nichols. "I recommended that stop signs be installed on Donmoyer at High Street to <br /> improve pedestrian crossing safety for the school children that attend Stanley Clark." <br /> Mayor Buttigieg and Jordan will watch as city crews install four new stop signs at the <br /> intersection of Donmoyer at High Street on Friday, January 27 at 1:30 p.m. <br /> "I would like to thank Jordan for bringing the intersection to the city's attention so that <br /> we could install stops signs for improved safety of the residents and children of this <br /> neighborhood," said Buttigieg. <br /> The four-way stop should decrease the accidents caused by disregarded stops as well as <br /> speeding cars through the intersection, according to city engineering officials. <br /> 1400 COUNTY-CITY BUILDING•227 W.JEFFERSON BOULEVARD•SOUTH BEND,INDIANA 46601 <br /> PHONE 574/235-9261 • FAx 574/235-9892 <br />