The intersection of East Seventh Street and North Dunn Street will be an all-way stop starting Wednesday, according to a City of Bloomington press release.
Andrew Cibor, city engineer, ordered the all-way stop control because of an increase in vehicle collisions at the intersection, according to his 180-day order.
According to Cibor’s staff report to the Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Commission and Traffic Commission, there was one reported collision in 2019 and 12 reported collisions in 2022 that were related to the intersection.
The all-way stop at the intersection was removed in fall 2021. The control was removed in coordination with the 7-Line project. The 7-Line is a protected bicycle lane that connects the B-Line, downtown Bloomington, IU’s campus and surrounding neighborhoods. The 7-Line project was approved in 2018. On May 10, the City Council will determine any permanent stop sign changes.
The change was requested by the Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Commission, Traffic Commission and other community members, according to Cibor’s order.
“In order to reduce crash risk at this intersection, it will be converted back to all-way stop control,” the order said.