New LED Stop Signs Warn Drivers

Most drivers probably haven't noticed, but the City of Grand Junction has installed innovative stop signs at two intersections in town.

The solar–powered signs use small light–emitting diodes in the corners that flash every second. They are intended to warn drivers of dangerous or recently installed intersections. One was recently installed at the junction of D Road and the Riverside Parkway to ease any confusion at the new intersection. The other is at the south–east corner of Ninth Street and Main. City traffic engineer Jodi Kliska says that sign has done its' job by reducing trouble at the busy intersection, as there have been no accidents there since the flashing sign was installed.

Te city has one more in storage, but don't expect to see the signs used everywhere. At 11–hundred dollars each they are more than 20 times more expensive than standard signs.