Local Traffic Control

The Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MNMUTCD) provides guidance on descriptions, installation and maintenance of local traffic control signs.

These are warning signs that are used to warn traffic of existing or potentially dangerous conditions on a street. Read more about the MNMUTCD here.  The following are some of the signs that are currently being used:

Below is a list of traffic signs that are utilized in Edina:

Disabled Person Warning Signs

  • Warning signs will be installed upon the request of a disabled person or by the representative of a disabled person.
  • Requestors will be asked to notify the City to remove the sign when the disability no longer exists or the person moves.
  • A generic sign stating “Disabled Child/Person” is preferred, although more specific signs can be placed at the choice of the requestor, for example, “Deaf Child”, “Deaf Child Area”, “Blind Child”, and “Blind Child Area.”

In-Street Pedestrian Signs

  • This sign is used to remind everyone of the Minnesota State Law that requires drivers to stop and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the road in a marked crosswalk.
  • This sign is only used at marked crosswalks and placed in the middle of the road.
  • A maximum of ten qualifying locations are signed at one time throughout the city on a rotating basis to help avoid overuse.
  • The sign is only used in 35 mph or lower speed zones.
  • The sign is only used on streets where traffic volume exceeds 1,500 vehicles per day.

Marked Pedestrian Crosswalks

  • Marked crosswalks are placed at locations that are unusually hazardous or at locations not readily apparent as having pedestrian movement.
  • Marked crosswalks will only be placed in an area that has 20 or more pedestrian crossings in a two-hour period.
  • Marking for crosswalks will be established by measuring the “Vehicle Gap Time”. This is the total number of gaps between vehicular traffic recorded during the average five minute period in the peak hour. Criteria for markings are:
    • More than five gaps – pavement marking and signage only.
    • Less than five gaps – add actuated pedestrian signals.
  • Crosswalks will not be placed on arterial roads or roads with a speed limit greater than 30 mph unless in conjunction with signalization.
  • Other conditions that warrant crosswalks:
    Routes to schools
    • Locations adjacent to libraries, community centers, and other high use public facilities.
    • Locations adjacent to public parks.
    • Locations where significant numbers of handicapped persons cross a street.
    • Locations where significant numbers of senior citizens cross a street.
  • Crosswalks should be placed at intersections or – if deemed needed and appropriate by an engineering study or judgement – at mid-block locations.

Alley Speed Bumps

  • Speed bumps are placed in alleys to enhance the safety of pedestrians.
  • Speed bumps are only installed on concrete or bituminous surfaced alleyways.
  • Speed bumps will be installed after Apr. 15 and removed by Nov. 1 each year.
  • Contact Engineering to see if your alley meets the criteria for speed bumps.
  • If the criteria is met, at least 75% of adjacent residents/property owners must sign a petition requesting the speed bump.
  • At least 75% of adjacent residents/property owners must sign a petition to request the removal of a speed bump before the scheduled removal date of Nov. 1.
  • Residents/property owners will be billed for the full cost of installation and removal. The cost will be determined at the time of the request. Residents will be billed and full payment is expected before the installation.

Temporary Speed Table

  • The purpose of the temporary speed table is to provide temporary traffic calming for local streets.
  • Speed tables will only be placed on non-municipal State Aid roadways that are in close proximity to roadway construction to help slow the traffic that are diverted from the streets under construction. They shall remain for the duration of the road construction project.
  • Traffic speeds must show a significant increase over the speed limit to warrant the installation of temporary speed tables.

 

Engineering Department

7450 Metro Blvd. 
Edina, MN 55439

Mail@EdinaMN.gov
952-826-0371

Hours:
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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