With safety as top priority, NDOT closely evaluated numerous potential intersection renovations at U.S. 95 and Sheckler Road in Fallon, ultimately determining an all-way stop as the best interim option to enhance traffic safety and mobility.
Previously, the intersection was a two-way stop with stop signs on Sheckler and Wildes roads and free-flowing traffic on U.S. 95. In late August, NDOT reconfigured the intersection to an all-way stop. Flashing beacons and additional “stop ahead” signage was installed to provide heightened visibility and raise driver attention to stop for the new stop signs. Unfortunately, some drivers did not comply with the new stop signs.
Following requests from the City of Fallon and Churchill County, NDOT completed further review and evaluation of the all-way stop at the intersection. After much consideration and coordination, NDOT will remove the stop signs on U.S. 95 on September 17, reestablishing it as a free-flow intersection for U.S. 95 travelers and a stop for Sheckler and Wildes roads only.
With traffic safety and mobility as top priority, NDOT, in partnership with the local jurisdictions, will continue to evaluate potential future intersection improvements as warranted by traffic needs, including an all-way stop.