FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2019
Contact: Chris Brown
New Stop Signs Turn Intersection of West Avenue and Spring Street into All Way Stop
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The City of Fayetteville Transportation Department is creating an all way stop at the intersection of N. West Avenue and W. Spring Street. Stop signs with supplemental ALL WAY plaques will be installed the morning of Tuesday, September 3.
With the completion of the new Theatre Squared building and after reviewing vehicle counts, speeds, turning patterns and visibility, City officials determined that creating an all way stop at the intersection would 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.