Traffic Signage Project 

Uncontrolled IntersectionThe City of Cleburne, under the direction of City Council, completed the Traffic Signage Project to improve traffic safety at specific intersections around the City.

Project Scope

The City of Cleburne's Public Works Department installed additional stop signs throughout the community to increase driver safety and understanding. The approved intersections are “T” intersections with no official traffic control devices (stop signs) in place to assist in guiding motorist actions.

When there is be no official traffic control devices in certain areas, law still requires drivers in those intersections to treat the intersection as if there were an official traffic control device present; per Texas Transportation Code Sec. 545.151.  A traffic control device is a sign, signal, marking, or device that is used to regulate, warn or guide traffic.  

Motorists and pedestrians may be unaware of this requirement, and this can create hazardous situations at intersections without traffic control devices. The City is installing the stop signs to lessen confusion and make drivers aware what to do.

This initiative is intended to:

  • Prevent driver confusion.
  • Guide traffic through these intersections.
  • Assist pedestrian navigation.
  • Assign the right-of-way.
  • Improve the consistency of the signage throughout the City.

When first initiated in 2022, the City installed the new signage at approximately 90 locations. In fall 2023, the City began the second phase of installations, which includes more than 230 locations. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2024. See the maps below for details.