GENESEO — The deadly intersection of Lima Road and Country Club Road will now become a four-way stop after the Town Board voted unanimously in support of the new stop sign.
The action taken was a result of January accident in which Michelle Slack, a mother of three, was killed after she inadvertently ran the stop sign colliding with a truck going 55 mph.
“Do we do something or do we do nothing,” said Town Supervisor Will Wadsworth before the vote, “I feel that making it a four-way stop will decrease the impact when accidents occur.”
Many Lima Road residents have been pleading with officials to make the speed limit 45 mph, but the Town does not have the power to do so – the speed limit is controlled by the state D.O.T.
“I don’t personally think a four-way stop solves all of it. It can potentially make a difference though.” said Geneseo Fire Chief Andrew Chanler.
According to Supervisor Wadsworth this action could initiate the State to change the speed limit now that vehicles traveling at 55 mph must now stop.
Not all are happy with the outcome though as residents continue to plea for a change in the speed limit.
“It’s reactive, I would prefer they decrease the speed limit,” said Lima Road Resident Cathy Evershed, “I feel making it a four-way stop intersection will cause more accidents.”