NORFOLK, Neb. -- A trip through Norfolk might be slower beginning this Friday.

Commuters using Norfolk Ave., Fourth St., and Fifth St. will notice some changes.

The city of Norfolk has started a months long study which has changed the intersections to act as a four-way stop.

As part of the study, the city has placed stop signs at the intersections to direct traffic instead of lights.

The city will observe how this traffic change effects pedestrian safety, traffic flow, and reducing high speed vehicles.

The change will require drivers to make double the stops when driving thorough Norfolk's downtown area and have slower commute through the area.

The study is expected to last three to four months.