A new ordinance approved by Fayetteville City Council members Thursday night will mean more street intersections in the city will be marked “DO NOT BLOCK INTERSECTION,” and Police Chief Scott Pitts says the admonition will be enforced.
Pitts presented the ordinance idea to city council members last month for a first reading, and it passed unanimously Thursday at the ordinance’s second reading.
Already, these signs are found at key state highway intersections, namely the ones on Glynn Street (Hwy. 85) that meet Lanier Avenue (westbound Hwy. 54) and Stonewall Avenue (eastbound Hwy. 54). While those are enforced by city, county, and state law enforcement, they were installed by the state.
Pitts noted that the city has several intersections involving only city roads that also need ‘DO NOT BLOCK INTERSECTION” signs, which puts the burden on the city to then pass the ordinance and install the signage.