New stop signs will be erected at Settlers Valley Drive and 10th Street on Dec. 16 in Pflugerville, which will make the intersection a four-way stop.
Assistant City Manager Tom Word said the city did turning-movement studies, looked at accident history and determined a four-way stop is warranted at the intersection that sees more than 6,000 vehicles pass through per day.
"Obviously this is a significant change on a roadway that has a lot of traffic," Word said. "We are going to make sure that we go out of our way to advertise the change ahead of time."
City Council passed an ordinance to add the new stop signs Nov. 11. At that meeting Councilman Brad Marshall said the signage should be well-advertised to avoid an accident.
"We are going to have to go overboard [to indicate] that there is a new sign there," Marshall said.
Mayor Jeff Coleman said the city should consider putting bumps on the road and flashing signs to alert drivers of the new stop sign.
"I don't want to see someone get T-boned and killed," Coleman said.
The city will hang signal flags on the new stop sign. Signs reading "Stop ahead" will be installed on 10th Street in advance of the intersection. Rumble strips will be installed on the pavement to alert drivers approaching the new signs. The Police Department will also install a flashing marquee Dec. 16 when the signs are installed to help alert drivers, according to a news release.