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Union Valley Pkwy., California Blvd. intersection to become 4-way stop

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 21:43:25-05

The Santa Maria City Council this week unanimously passed a resolution to add stop signs at the intersection of Union Valley Parkway and California Boulevard.

Currently, there are stop signs at the intersection for traffic traveling on California Blvd. However, traffic on Union Valley Parkway does not stop.

A recent crash there prompted the city to review the intersection. According to a city report, Public Works staff found that between Feb. 4, 2017, and Jan. 18, 2018, there were five broadside collisions at the intersection.

That number of crashes in just one year fits the criteria for an all-way stop, according to rules set by the state.

The city estimates it will cost about $3,000 to install the necessary pavement markings and signs on Union Valley Parkway to establish the new 4-way stop.