Sherman recently made a pair of temporary stop signs on Sistrunk Drive permanent.

The Sherman City Council unanimously voted to adopt an ordinance establishing a permanent stop sign for northbound and southbound traffic on Sistruck Drive at its intersection with Dripping Springs Road.

“Two stop signs were placed at Sistrunk where it crosses Dripping Springs Road,” Director of Engineering Clint Philpott said. “Per our ordinance, those have been installed for 90 days and we have not received any complaints.”

In a document prepared for the council, city staff explained the Engineering Department reviewed the intersection using criteria in the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices to determine the stop sign was needed at the intersection. Eastbound and westbound traffic on Dripping Springs Road will not have stop signs at the intersection.

Before voting to approve the ordinance, the council held a public hearing on the matter, but no one came forward to talk about the stop sign. City staff estimated the cost for installing the signs at around $300 for time and materials.