What’s the criteria for stop sign placement at apartment complexes that exit onto a major street? For example, The Reserve at 2511 W. 31st., exits onto 31st Street and there’s not a stop sign as you come out of the complex.
The road at the apartment complex is a private drive and not a public street, according to Megan Gilliland, communications manager for the city of Lawrence. It is not required to have a stop sign because it was not required as part of the original site plan for the apartment complex. Regardless of the presence of a stop sign, state law does require a vehicle entering a public street from a private driveway to stop.