City crews plan to return Monday to the intersection of Kasold Drive and Trail Road to erect two new stop signs this time for good.
City crews first planted the signs the morning of July 2, and yanked them out two hours later. The installation was premature, public works officials said, because Lawrence city commissioners had not approved the ordinance authorizing the signs.
"You know, we just got too excited," joked Terese Gorman, city engineer.
The confusion stemmed from commissioners calling off their June 30 meeting, said George Williams, the city's public work director. "We goofed," he said last week.
If commissioners had met, the ordinance could have been passed, making the intersection a four-way stop.
Commissioners passed the ordinance Tuesday. Before the signs are re-installed, the ordinance also must be listed in the legal publications in the Journal-World.
Gorman said the ordinance would be published by the weekend, allowing crews to install the signs Monday for the north and southbound lanes.