Cherokee OKs all-way stop for intersection

Cherokee County will install all-way stop signs at East Cherokee Drive and Ball Ground Highway near Ball Ground after a consultant’s analysis determined traffic at the intersection did not warrant traffic signals.

Ball Ground is a north-south, two-lane highway. East Cherokee is a two-lane, east-west roadway that has a stop sign at its “T” intersection with Ball Ground.

“The intersection of Ball Ground Highway at East Cherokee Drive does not meet the minimum volume warranting criteria for the installation of a traffic control signal at this time,” Public Works Director Geoffrey E. Morton said in a memo to county commissioners. “However, the intersection meets the ‘All-Way Stop’ warrants.”

Commissioners approved Morton’s recommendation for an all-way stop. The intersection also will get striping stop bars and “stop ahead” advance warning signs with a solar-powered flashing device on both directions of Ball Ground.