The City of Williams Lake would like to advise residents that the intersection of Cameron Street and 2nd Avenue near Marie Sharpe School will change from a two-way stop to a four-way stop, beginning the morning of Monday, March 18.
Motorists are advised to note the change and take extra care when travelling through this area.
Williams Lake city council decided to make the change in February after receiving concerns over the number of accidents at the intersection, which is located in a school zone.
A four-way stop will also reduce the number of incidents of vehicles travelling at high speeds in the area.
A city review of motor vehicle crash data between 2007 and 2011 found there have been five reported motor vehicle accidents at the intersection of Second Avenue and Cameron Street during that time.
As a result of the change, the pedestrian activated flashing lights at the crosswalk on Second Avenue will be removed and relocated to South Lakeside Drive as part of the 2013 South Lakeside Drive reconstruction project.