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Reno to Get New Four-Way Stops: Details Here


1st Street & Ralston Avenue: All-way stop control was installed yesterday at the subject intersection due to the high pedestrian volumes during the warmer months and minor sight distance issues. This improvement makes it safer for pedestrians crossing 1st Street and for motorists exiting Ralston Avenue. There should not be any significant impact in regards to traffic delays with the new configuration. Work will be performed by City of Reno staff with completion by the end of May.
North Virginia Street & Lemmon Drive: There are concerns regarding sight distance and lighting levels at the subject intersection. Also, traffic volumes are expected to increase with surrounding industrial development. The sight distance issue for vehicles turning left from Lemmon onto N. Virginia impacted the Regional Transportation Commission’s ability to provide transit service for this area. Installation of the all-way stop control and additional street lighting will mitigate the safety concerns at this location. This new configuration will operate acceptably for the near future and allow RTC the opportunity to provide bus service. Installation will be performed by the adjacent industrial park developer and is scheduled for June 2015.
Both locations were evaluated for all-way stop control per the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), published by the Federal Highway Administration. Heavy pedestrian traffic, vehicle volumes, and/or sight distance concerns at these intersections combine to warrant all-way stop control per MUTCD guidelines.


SOURCE: City of Reno.

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