The City of Sedalia has announced that the stop signs at the intersection of W. 18th Street and S. Warren Ave will be removed towards the end of the month.

According to a press release from the City, after a review of traffic counts and information about accidents at the intersection, the decision was made to remove the stop signs.

The stop signs will be removed during the morning of December 26, 2018.

The Street Department will post signs on Wednesday, December 12, to alert motorists traveling through the intersection of the upcoming removal of the stop signs.

The City says in August, that the Traffic Advisory Commission began a review of various intersections in the City and will continue the review process over the coming months as additional traffic count data is collected and made available for other locations within Sedalia.

In making their decision for removal of the signs, the Traffic Advisory Commission and City staff considered guidance provided by the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the Institute of Transportation Engineer’s Traffic Control Devices Handbook, which reportedly provides guidance for the implementation of stop signs based on expected compliance with right-of-way rules, provision of through traffic flow, context (proximity to other controlled intersections), speed, sight distance, and crash history.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 827-3000, ext. 1166.

Randy Kirby