Although the number of accidents reported on Charles Foster Ave. and Tim Foster Street has not been reported, it is at such a high rate that residents are definitely concerned to take this road. Many residents say that there is a wall that cuts off visibility and is a concern for motorists who are coming to the intersection.
In the city of El Paso, to get a stop sign placed, it must comply with the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. These specific steps take place before a stop sign can be installed:
- A history of the intersection will be reviewed, which includes reviewing the prior investigations and accident data of the area to justify placing a stop sign.
- A field investigation is performed to check the visibility of the area, the street’s layout, and the general surroundings of the site.
- If it is necessary, a count of all the vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists is conducted for the intersection of concern on an average day. Then the results of the count will be reviewed and compared to the minimum requirements allowed by the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for multi-way stop signs.
- Once it has been determined that the installation of a stop sign is justified and the traffic engineer approves, the El Paso Department of Transportation’s staff are instructed to install the sign.