Golden Given Road East and 104th Street East intersection converted to all-way stop
The Golden Given Road East and 104th Street East intersection was converted to an all-way stop Nov. 7 to enhance safety at the intersection.
The intersection, which is located west of Ford Middle School, previously had stop signs for the westbound and eastbound directions of 104th Street East.
The new stop signs on southbound and northbound Golden Given Road East include flashing beacons alerting motorist to the stop signs.
Motorists traveling southbound and northbound on Golden Given Road East should expect some additional delay during peak periods in the mornings and evenings due to the new stop requirements.
A July 2018 traffic study determined a traffic signal or roundabout is needed at the intersection due to traffic volume and collision history. The intersection’s conversion to an all-way stop was made as an interim measure while a project is developed and funding is procured.
Pierce County reconfigured the Lakebay intersection at Cornwall Road Southwest, Lorenz Road Southwest and Delano Road Southwest in late September to improve intersection operations.
About the change
Pierce County crews removed the gravel island and repaved the intersection with asphalt on Sept. 25. The county then restriped the intersection in a slightly-revised configuration.
An eastbound left-turn lane for traffic turning onto Lorenz Road Southwest from Cornwall Road Southwest was added. Please see the drawing above to see how the intersection was reconfigured.
The intersection now resembles a more traditional “T” intersection.
This reconfiguration is expected to enhance visibility for those turning at the intersection.