Tired of near collisions on North Queen Street in York

I’ve lived in York for two years and it doesn’t matter how many times I’ve traveled down North Queen Street to cut across Arch to George Street — I’ve had to swerve or slam on my brakes to avoid nailing someone.

If you’re heading north on Queen Street there’s no stop sign.

On either side of Arch Street and on the southbound side of Queen Street, traffic must stop.

But no one behind those three signs seems to know that if someone is driving down Queen Street, they can keep driving through.

I slow to make the turn and inevitably someone, usually to the right of me, cuts me off. I don’t even have enough time to beep my horn or wave my arms in disgust. My boyfriend tells me he often holds his hand up at people to tell them to stop if it appears they are going to jump out in front of him.

So what can be done to save the drivers just trying to get to work in the middle of the afternoon? A fourth stop sign would be nice.

Cassandra Wile with the York City Highway Bureau said below each stop sign is an indication of a three way stop. Those streets are state routes, Wile said, and would require the cost of a road study to consider a fourth stop sign.

The department has not received any complaints about the intersection, she added.

About Rebecca Hanlon

Rebecca Hanlon is the health reporter with a religion sub beat at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Follow her on Twitter @mrsbeccahanlon or on Facebook at facebook.com/byrebeccahanlon.
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One Response to Tired of near collisions on North Queen Street in York

  1. JT says:

    I have a vague recollection of the intersection having a stop sign on north bound Queen “except right turn” about thirty years ago; at that time there was no stop sign westbound on Arch, but there was on eastbound Arch.

    That configuration was to promote Queen to Loucks Mill as a “northern spur” to encourage traffic to bypass North York to and from Interstate 83.

    The present configuration came early in the Althaus administration, IIRC.

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