Traveling down 12th Street? Keep an eye out.
The Big Lake City Council approved new stop signs Tuesday night on 12th Street at the intersection of 12th and California Avenue.
Those signs were installed Wednesday morning.
Councilman David Melms brought the idea to the council during a previous meeting.
The council partnered with the Big Lake Economic Development Corporation to conduct a traffic study near the intersection.
That study, which was held over a 10 day period in January, showed a total of 8,488 vehicles traveled down 12th Street during that period.
A total of 3,992 vehicles were clocked by the traffic survey equipment as going over the speed limit of 25 mph during the 10 day period.
Of those clocked as speeding, 268 vehicles were registered by the software as traveling over 50 mph and 69 were registered as traveling in excess of 70 mph in town.
The study showed a morning peak travel time between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and an evening peak time of 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The new stop signs create a four-way-stop at the intersection.