The following was shared with the Bloomingtonian:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2023
For more information, please contact:
Andrew Cibor, Engineer, Engineering Department
[email protected] or 812-349-3913
Andrew Krebbs, Communications Director, Office of the Mayor
[email protected] or 812-349-3406
City to Install All-way Stop at the Intersection of 7th and Dunn
Bloomington, Ind. – The intersection of E 7th St and N Dunn St is being converted from a one-way stop-controlled intersection to an all-way stop-controlled intersection. City Engineer Andrew Cibor ordered the all-way stop via a 180-day order (https://bton.in/feF6m) pursuant to Bloomington Municipal Code § 15.08.040. The order reflects the recommendations of the City’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Commissions and a review of crash data along the corridor indicating a significant increase in vehicle collisions at that intersection. The Department of Public Works Street Division plans to install the new signage on Wednesday, April 12, with a backup date of April 13.
Motorists and cyclists will be required to stop at the all-way stop. This change is a result of the City’s effort to monitor the 7th Street corridor following the construction of the 7-Line project. Cibor will provide a report about the 7-Line to the City Council, who will ultimately determine any permanent stop sign changes by means of city ordinance, on May 10.
The 7-Line is a protected east-west bicycle lane and improved transit corridor to connect the B-Line, downtown, Indiana University campus, and eastside and westside neighborhoods. It was one of seven Bicentennial Bond projects proposed by Mayor John Hamilton and approved by City Council in 2018.
The 7-Line is part of the City’s larger commitment to sustainability and quality of life for all residents, goals captured in the Comprehensive Plan, Transportation Plan, and Sustainability Action Plan. The 7-Line expands the viability of multiple forms of transportation in Bloomington beyond the use of single-occupancy vehicles. Doing so supports the reduction of greenhouse gases and increases accessibility.