Sound Off: Stop Sign
After the extension of Delaware Street between Eighth and Ninth streets was opened, a stop sign was installed — as well as pavement markings — at the intersection of Ninth and Delaware. Recently, the stop sign disappeared (but pavement markings remain), and now there is confusion among drivers as to who has the right-of-way. Can the city clarify and either re-install the stop sign or remove the markings to make it clear to drivers?
The intersection currently has a yield sign for eastbound traffic which is usually appropriate for a “T” intersection with good sight distance, according to Roger Steinbock of the city of Lawrence. Any time there is a change in traffic control, it takes a period of time for motorists to adjust, he said, but the intersection will be monitored to determine if additional traffic control, or changes, are needed.