How do I get a stop sign installed or the speed limit on my street lowered?
The City is often asked about changing speed limits or installing stop signs or other traffic controls as a way to reduce speeding and improve safety.

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) dictates the size, shape and color of all traffic signs. This manual also establishes guidelines for setting speed limits and installing signs and other traffic control devices, and thus creates uniformity from state to state.

The State of Texas and the City of Portland has adopted and complies with the guidelines of the MUTCD. These policies identify specific traffic and pedestrian volumes, accident history, and any unusual conditions which must be present at the intersection before these traffic control devices may be installed.

Overuse of stop signs reduces their effectiveness and if installed where not justified they are largely ignored by drivers who tend to speed up between stop sign controlled intersections rather than slow down. To request a stop sign at an intersection or change a speed limit, please address an email to the chief of police at Your request will be evaluated within the limits of the MUTCD.

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15. How can I get a "Slow - Children at Play" sign for my street?
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