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Improvements Slated for Mast Blvd. and Jeremy St. Intersection

A reader asks about a stop sign, but will have to do with a raised median and pedestrian amenities.

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Question: I think that a stop sign should be put on the corner of Mast Blvd. and Jeremy St. Has the city considered this?

Answer (from Santee Deputy City Manager Pedro Orso-Delgado :

City of Santee traffic engineers have reviewed this location in the past and it has not meet the warrants for a stop sign, but we did get a grant for a raised median that will serve as a refuge for pedestrians.

Construction could begin late this winter. The funds are part of a Federal Grant for safe routes to school. The project came up as part of  a normal review.

The median will act as a traffic calming device and we expect that speeds will reduce as the cars approach this intersection.

Two pedestrian ramps will be installed, a new raised center median will be constructed on each side of Mast and pedestrian warning signs.

See the attached PDF for details on the design of the project.

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santee citizen July 06, 2012 at 01:47 AM
I live around the corner from this intersection, without a stop sign on mast or a traffic signal this idea is going to make matters worse. when traveling south on jeremy to mast the intersection is BLIND to the right there are so many near-misses it is not funny. cars on mast weave to miss cars on jeremy, now with no where to go there will be wrecks. just wait you will see!
Kim July 06, 2012 at 03:43 PM
I agree wholeheartedly. In addition to a stop sign that is desperately needed, the road itself needs to be reprinted / painted and more school zone signs. I often drive east in the mornings on Mast & when I reduce my speed at this near blind intersection to look for pedestrians or cars coming from Hill Creek School, I will have inpatient morons pass me on the left. Has anyone from the City of Santee spoken to the poor Crossing Guard that works that corner? I'm sure she would love a four way stop sign & I would too.
debra July 06, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I agree with you Craig! I think we are the forgotten part of Santee! What about those awful tarps they put up on woodside? They make our area look like the slums!
Steve July 06, 2012 at 06:44 PM
I always cringe when I see things like this, not because they're not needed, but because we waste so much money elsewhere. F'rinstance: There's a left-turn lane that was constructed in front of Rio Seco School to allow southbound cars to turn into the school. The problem is that it's NEVER been utilized. Has anyone ever seen it open? Ever? I drove that road to work, every day for seven years, and it was open exactly... never. How much was paid for that?
Joe Spencer July 07, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Actually I have had a child at the school for the last 3 and a half years and that left hand turn lane was open at least a couple years ago...then was temporarily closed mid-school year and then permenently blocked off. It had to do with traffic flow and safety of the children.

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