The City of Cleburne, per the direction of City Council, completed the Traffic Signage Project to improve traffic safety at specific intersections around the City. The City of Cleburne Public Works Department installed additional signage at approximately 90 locations throughout the community. The approved intersections received new signage that were typically “T” type intersections. These interceptions had not 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 today, the intersections still require drivers to treat the intersection as if there were an official traffic control device(s) 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.
This initiative was intended to:
- prevent driver confusion;
- guide traffic through these intersections;
- assist pedestrian navigation;
- assign the right-of-way;
- and improve the consistency of the signage throughout the City.