This study reports on the experience of more than 30 political jurisdictions throughout the United States which have converted multiway, stop sign-controlled intersections to lesser forms of controls. In all instances, those officials interviewed during field visits reported converting 4-way or 3-way stop intersections to 2-way or 1-way stop intersections. A great variety of procedures and accompanying notice, caution, and warning signs were found to have been used in the conversion of the more than 172 intersections studied. Generally, low volume, low speed, residential intersections were being converted safely without the use of supplementary signs. As intersection volumes increased, there was an increased need for multiway stop sign-intersection conversion aids. Procedures were developed by which multiway stop sign-controlled intersections can be converted to lesser forms of control with minimum hazard. Signs installed prior to the conversion should read "CAUTION, CROSS TRAFFIC DOES NOT STOP." Any stop line pavement markings on the new through street should be removed. Volume I reports on the overall study effort. Volume II addresses details of the recommended conversion procedures for use as a guide by local officials. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    AMAF Industries, Incorporated

    9052 Old Annapolis Road
    Columbia, MD  United States  21045

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Ligon, C M
    • Carter, Everett C
    • McGee, H W
  • Publication Date: 1984-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-84-085 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-82-00029
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1987 12:00AM