Story last updated at 4:12 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2002

Main Street stop sign added
A new stop sign has been added to the lower portion of Main Street next to the Bunnell Street Gallery due to an increase in speeding and reckless driving in the area, Homer police said.

According to Mark Robl, Homer Police chief, the area has been a "problem traffic area" for several years. The stop sign was added to help slow down traffic in the area.

Since the sign is relatively new, and an official stop sign has yet to be installed, police have only issued several warnings so far, but soon they will have to get more stringent with the rules, Robl said.

"We've been dealing with that area for several years, and some of the residents in the area are really frustrated," Robl said.

Although the stop sign may slow traffic in the area, the Bishop's Beach parking area continues to be a popular hangout that police will patrol as often as possible, Robl said.

"It's unfortunate we can't be there more of the time," he said.

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