Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Department of Public Works



November 14, 2003


December 2, 2003



Honorable Board of Supervisors


Neil R. Cullen, Director of Public Works


Installation of Stop Signs on Stanford and Harvard Avenues at their Intersection with West Point Avenue - Princeton Area of the MidCoast



Adopt a resolution authorizing the installation of stop signs on Stanford Avenue, (County Road No. 971) and on Harvard Avenue, (County Road No. 966) at their intersection with West Point Avenue.


Key Facts

Stop signs are warranted on Harvard and Stanford Avenues at their intersection with West Point Avenue, as there is limited sight distance for motorists approaching the intersection on these two streets.



Stanford and Harvard Avenues, together with the access road to the Airport Tracking Station, form a non-standard intersection with West Point Avenue. Residents in the area requested that we evaluate the installation of stop signs due to the restricted sight distance at this intersection.


Our subsequent study confirmed that stop signs are warranted as the sight distance for motorists on Stanford or Harvard Avenues is limited by vegetation and by the non-standard geometry of the intersection.


Vision Alignment

We believe our recommendation is consistent with Goal number 7, "maintain and enhance the public safety of all residents and visitors" of your Board's Shared Vision Commitment to "ensure the basic health and safety for all" as stop signs will provide for the orderly flow of traffic through this intersection.


Fiscal Impact:

Installing the stop signs is estimated to cost $800 and is proposed to be funded with Road Funds that have been appropriated this fiscal year to finance small road related improvements or traffic related installations.


There is no impact to the General Fund.


A form of resolution authorizing the installation of the stop signs has been approved by County Counsel.