Stop Sign Installation Request

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The City of Wauwatosa has created a policy to establish a consistent and standardized process to evaluate requests for the installation of a stop sign within the City of Wauwatosa. The policy is intended to provide a procedure for the review and approval or denial of a stop sign request and is included on the Stop Sign Installation Policy.


When considering making a request for a stop sign please first consider that your request must meet one of the conditions as outlined in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Under the current guidance within the MUTCD stop sign requests will be evaluated based on the following:


“.....the use of YIELD or STOP signs should be considered at the intersection of two minor streets or local roads where the intersection has more than three approaches and where one or more of the following conditions exist:

  1. The combined vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian volume entering the intersection from all approaches averages more than 2,000 units per day;
  2. The ability to see conflicting traffic on an approach is not sufficient to allow a road user to stop or yield in compliance with the normal right-of-way rule if such stopping or yielding is necessary; and/or
  3. Crash records indicate that five or more crashes that involve the failure to yield the right-of- way at the intersection under the normal right-of-way rule have been reported within a 3-year period, or that three or more such crashes have been reported within a 2-year period.

YIELD or STOP signs should not be used for speed control.”


If you feel that the intersection you are concerned with meets one of these conditions you may request consideration from the City of Wauwatosa for installation of stop signs at an intersection by completing this form and returning it using the contact information on page two. If you have questions please contact David Simpson, Director of Public Works, at 414-471-8422 or dsimpson@wauwatosa.net.

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