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Criteria for Stop Signs
Requests for stop signs will be evaluated under the authority of the City of La Porte Code of Ordinances Chapter 70, Article III, Section 70-72 and according to the criteria established in the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The warrants are:
- Intersection of a less important road with a main road where application of the right-of-way rule is unduly hazardous
- Street entering a through highway or street
- Unsignalized intersection in a signalized area
- Stop signs are to be installed on the minor street with the lesser traffic flow
Requests for multi-way stop signs must also meet the following criteria:
- Vehicular traffic must average at least 500 vehicles per hour for any 8 hours from all approaches
- A traffic count may be necessary to evaluate the feasibility of the request
How Do I Request a Stop Sign?
If you believe a street intersection needs a stop sign or should be a multi-way stop, you can:
- Contact either the Public Department at (281) 471-9650 or the Police Department (281) 471-3810. You may also write a letter to the Public Works Department.
- The investigation is done by scheduling a traffic count of all approaches to determine the number of vehicles in each direction.
- If the intersection meets the minimum criteria, a stop sign will be installed.
- A newly installed stop sign must be covered for a minimum of 72 hours to familiarize the public with the installation.