Traffic Engineering > Stop Signs
Each year, the city receives many inquiries about installing stop signs or traffic signals as a way to reduce speeding. However, research shows that other measures are often more effective than adding more stop signs or traffic signals. The purpose of stop signs and traffic signals is to assign right of way at an intersection, not to control speeding.
Stop signs are installed at an intersection only after a careful engineering evaluation of the existing conditions indicates that their installation is appropriate.
A phone call or a written request is all that’s needed to get stop sign information.
Written inquiries should be mailed to:
City of Las Vegas
400 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
When you call or write, please identify the name of the intersection or street location of concern and why you feel particular a sign is appropriate. Your daytime telephone number is also needed so that Public Works staff can contact you with the outcome of the evaluation.
Applying For Other Signs
The city of Las Vegas Public Works Department places signs that are identified in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
Some of the most common kinds of signs placed include Stop signs, No Outlet signs, No Parking signs, and Speed Limit signs. Children At Play and similar signs are NOT recognized by the state of Nevada or the Federal Highway Administration as official traffic control devices. Because of this, the city of Las Vegas does not install these kinds of signs on Las Vegas streets.