Week 2 of Pilot Program Begins Today

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com

Humboldt, Iowa — The second week of the proposed downtown Pilot Program begins today.

The trial study began last week Monday by turning off the downtown street lights and replacing downtown intersections with stop signs.

The two busiest intersections, Taft and 5th Street are featuring four-way stops, while all other intersections with Sumner Avenue are north-south stops.

At last week’s Humboldt City Council meeting, City Administrator Travis Goedken informed the council he’s received both positive and negative reviews of the stop sign implementation.

He also alluded to the possibility of the program becoming extended longer than the expected two week run, which would give the city more clarity and data on the matter.

The City of Humboldt, of course, is taking any and all feedback on the program, you can contact them at Humboldt City Hall at 515-332-3435.