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Lunchtime traffic congests traffic lights along 32nd Ave. S. Thursday at noon. Photo by Kile Brewer/Grand Forks Herald

From brighter signs to roundabouts, GF traffic planners follow standards to keep public safe

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There’s a reason why stop signs in Grand Forks are the same red-and-white octagon as in every other city.

It’s federal traffic control standards, which are what dictate how streets, stoplights, signs and more are supposed to work in Grand Forks and across the country, said Jane Williams, the city’s traffic engineer.

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Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn. Read more of her reporting about the city of Grand Forks at citystreetbeat.areavoices.com.
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