Traffic Management

The City follows the Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and its own local traffic control policies.

The City follows the Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MNMUTCD) and its own local traffic control policies. The MNMUTCD regulates the design and placement of traffic signs and provides guidelines for installation.

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

Stop Signs or Single Direction Stop Signs
Stop signs are used to help assign right-of-way to vehicles at an intersection. Drivers are required to make a complete stop before safely proceeding through the intersection. Traffic volumes, speeds, crashes and other factors are considered before installing a stop sign at an intersection. Stop signs will not be installed to control speed or volume. See page 2B-8 of the MNMUTCD.
Multi-Way Stop Signs
Multi-way (or “all way”) stop signs are considered when certain traffic conditions exist. They are generally placed on streets that have a similar amount of traffic volume. See page 2B-9 of the MNMUTCD.
Yield Signs
Yield signs are placed to assign the right-of-way at an intersection without requiring drivers to come to a complete stop. Studies indicate yield signs are effective in low-volume conditions with adequate sight distances. Yield signs may be appropriate if stop signs are not warranted. See page 2B-10 of the MNMUTCD.

Parking Restrictions
The purpose of the on-street parking policy is to enhance the safety of drivers and pedestrians, as well as to allow for effective parking capacities at times when parking is in high demand.

 

Parking restrictions may be warranted in the following conditions:

  1. Identified bus stops
  2. Prohibiting parking near an intersection to improve sight lines.
  3. Where the street is too narrow to allow safe passage if parking is permitted.
  4. On collector and arterial streets if the curb lane is required for thru traffic during peak periods.
  5. In conjunction with school and pedestrian crosswalks.
  6. In conjunction with turning lanes and other lane restrictions when the curb lane is used for thru traffic.
  7. At connecting intersections to controlled access highways.
  8. On roadways designed with four or more lanes.

Handicap parking is not permitted on a public street, and parking controls will not be installed for business, commercial, or industrial interest when it would adversely affect normal residential parking.

Speed Limit
Speed limits are set by Minnesota State Statute. Edina is classified as an urban district and the speed limit for urban districts is 30 mph unless otherwise specified. The Minnesota State Statute also allows the road authority (City Council) to adopt 25 mph speed limit for its residential roadways.
 

Right-of-Way at Intersections
Intersections not controlled by regulatory signs are required to follow the rules established by Minnesota State Statute. See also page 2B-7 of the MNMUTCD.

 

Engineering Department

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Edina, MN 55439

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