FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2019
Contact: Terry Gulley
Transportation Services Director
All-Way Stop Signs and Crosswalk Install at Park Avenue and Prospect Street
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— On Thursday, May 16, the City of Fayetteville Transportation Department will install all-way stop signs at the intersection of W. Prospect Street and N. Park Avenue near the castle at Wilson Park. Crews will install a crosswalk along the west side of the intersection.
Factors such as increased vehicle and pedestrian counts, turning patterns, and visibility led City officials to make intersection changes and increase safety for all users.
The Fayetteville Police Department advises of the following procedures for all way intersections:
- Vehicle Right of Way – The first vehicle that approaches the intersection, is the first vehicle to proceed after coming to a complete stop. If two vehicles reach the intersection simultaneously, the vehicle on the left must yield the right of way to the vehicle on the right.
- Vehicle Turn Signals – Drivers must use their turn signal 100 feet prior to the intersection.
- Pedestrian Traffic – If a crosswalk is marked, the pedestrian will always have the right of way over vehicles. If there is not a marked crosswalk, vehicles shall have the right of way, with due caution to pedestrians.
- Bicycle Traffic – Cyclists are granted the rights of pedestrians only if they dismount and walk their bicycle at an intersection.
For additional information on the City’s traffic control program, visit this webpage or contact the Transportation Division office at 479-575-8228. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.