The Delaware Department of Transportation installed new stop signs Jan. 15 at the intersection of Robinson Drive and Fisher Street, just outside Rehoboth. Robinson Drive is a popular cut-through for people looking to get into Rehoboth from Route 1.
DelDOT spokesman C.R. McLeod said placement for the signs was done using a statewide traffic-calming pilot program called All-Way Stop Control Guidelines for Residential Streets. He said this is one of the department’s newest programs, and the guideline is a working draft, with a final version to be issued in the future.
“This new effort will give us yet another tool in our toolbox to assist concerns expressed in residential communities,” McLeod said in an email Jan. 31.
McLeod said the process for new locations works through four potential paths – an area legislator, a municipality, a community with a functioning homeowners association or a community without an existing homeowners association.
McLeod said for this intersection, the first option was chosen and a working group was established. He said the working group unanimously supported the new stop signs.
Funding for the fabrication and installation of the stop signs came from the Community Transportation Funds of Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth, and Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes.