Orange County officials are hoping to improve safety across neighborhoods by converting over 3,000 yield signs to stop signs.
The multi-year project that was adopted in December 2020 and began last year, has already seen one third of the county’s 3,358 yield signs converted into stop signs.
The county hopes to have all of the signs converted by October of next year.
The Orange County Public Works Traffic Engineering Division is carrying out the work on the yield signs, which were nearing their life expectancy for reflectivity, according to county officials.
“Over the years, Traffic Engineering has received numerous requests to replace yield signs with stop signs within residential neighborhoods,” said Frank Yokiel AICP, Orange County Traffic Engineering Project Manager.
“We review these requests on a case-by-case basis and replace the yield signs. Since the yield signs were reaching their life expectancy for reflectivity, Traffic Engineering decided to initiate a program to replace all of the yield signs with stop signs for traffic control in residential neighborhoods,” added Yokiel.