VICTORVILLE – Following multiple major collisions, some fatal, the City of Victorville took heed to the public outcry demanding a safer intersection.
The long 4-lane stretch of Mojave Drive from CA-395 to El Evado Road has a posted speed limit of 60 mph. The intersection, like many others intersecting into Mojave Drive, until recently had no signal at all. A large stop sign did not appear to be enough, which may have been part of the cause of serious and fatal collisions at the intersection. City of Victorville officials announced on Wednesday that there will be a 3-way flash on the new traffic signal placed on Amethyst Road and Mojave Drive
Two collisions, killing a total of four including an unborn baby girl, an 10-year-old girl, a 12-year-old boy, and a man both occurred in February 2017, only weeks apart. Two weeks following the second collision the City of Victorville added dividing the lane (striping) between those turning right and those turning left from northbound Amethyst Road. In addition to this change, an oversized stop sign with flashing beacons added to the center of this split and a blinking light was added to the stop sign on the east side of the street.
In February, Victorville City Public Information officer Sue Jones said that they would be awaiting the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) reports to see how to move forward with improvements to the intersection.
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