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The Hanford City Council is considering adding stop signs on Humbolt Drive and a traffic light at the intersection of 13th Avenue and Grangeville Boulevard.

The council will vote Tuesday on whether to add stop signs on Humbolt Drive at its intersection with Cerritos Avenue. The intersection currently has no traffic control.

According to a staff report, a resident requested having a stop sign installed due to drivers traveling with excessive speed, assuming the right of way, and many near collisions.

Both streets have room for parking on both sides and speed limits of 25 mph. Cerritos Avenue is a two-lane, north-south bound residential street with curb and gutter at a width of 38 feet. Humbolt drive is a two-lane, east-west bound residential street with curb and gutter at a width of 36 feet.

The staff recommends two-way stop signs be placed on Humbolt Drive at its intersection with Cerritos Avenue.

The council will also vote on construction funding for a four-way stop at the existing intersection of 13th Avenue and Grangeville Boulevard. According to official reports, the intersection is designated as a four-way stop.

The city has obtained preliminary approvals from the state to receive funding for the construction only of the signalized intersection.

The consultant engineers will work together and in coordination with city staff to perform the design and prepare construction plans, specifications and right of way details.

The Hanford City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at 400 N. Douty St.             

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