Saint John city council is backpedalling on a plan to install a roundabout at the notoriously troublesome Simms Corner intersection on the city's west side.
The city was looking at installing a traffic circle to make an often confusing intersection a little easier to navigate.
Around town, the intersection is dreaded by motorists.
"It's a hairpin, it's an honour system. Again, you got Lancaster Avenue coming. You got a stop sign. You got the people coming not stopping at the stop sign. And you got the people coming down Main Street and Fairville. They're just going through because they got the right of way," said driver Rick Dashwood.
Pedestrian Linda Breau agrees.
"Some of them go pretty fast. Of course you get tourists here and they really get kind of confused. I've walked before in the summer and had to stop people from going in there one way," she said.
Last September city council met with an engineer who proposed converting the intersection into a traffic circle.
It wasn't the first time the idea was floated.
Another report in 2007 said a roundabout was a bad idea because there is a mix of transport trucks and other vehicles that constantly drive down the narrow one-way street.
The report also said a roundabout would require more than one lane.
The latest designs didn't solve those lingering issues, so council said it has decided traffic lights are still the best solution.
Rick Dashwood disagrees.
"They had a traffic light here at one time. Maybe the 60s, maybe the early 70s. But that didn't work."
The city said installing traffic lights would cost about $8 million, making funding the biggest hurdle.
For now, Simms Corner remains as is.