More on the continuing saga of “Stop Sign Alley,” otherwise known as George Taber Blvd. in Glen St. Mary.
The newspaper is picking up more complaints from motorists who feel, as does yours truly, that the county’s effort to appease the First Baptist Church of Glen, which initially wanted to close Taber, amounts to silly overkill.
In what the county now calls a “compromise,” four stop signs were erected at Taber’s intersection with two east-west streets — Andrews and South Boulevard — ostensibly to slow traffic north and south past church buildings on both sides of the road.
In addition, the county installed a raised pedestrian crossing over Taber between the main church buildings and others to the west, plus a parking area.
County Manager C.J. Thompson said the plan was worked out between the county and church officials after the county commission balked at the church’s bid to close the road.
Hence, the “compromise.”