Traffic Information and Safety
In the City of Victoria, there are county and state roads in addition to city streets; we work collaboratively with Carver County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation on traffic and safety issues within the city. The city installs and maintains street signs, lane striping and pavement markings on city streets. If you have a traffic safety concern, email our city engineer.
Speed Reduction to 25 MPH in Neighborhoods
In February 2020, the City of Victoria’s City Council passed a resolution (No. 2020-11) to reduce the speed limit on residential roads (city street or town road that is either less than one-half mile in total length or in an area zoned exclusively for housing that is not a collector or arterial street) from 30 MPH to 25 MPH. Minnesota cities are able to set speed limits on city-owned streets as of August 1, 2019. This authority does not cover county or state roads. Explore more information about speed limits.
We follow the
Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, in compliance with federal and state requirements, regarding placement of signs along city streets.
In the correct location and under the right conditions, stop signs are one of the most valuable traffic control devices. A stop sign has one main function: It indicates which vehicle has the right of way when regular rules of the road, sign obstructions or traffic volumes make that unclear or difficult or dangerous to judge. Stop signs are not a traffic calming device. National research continues to show that stop signs are not an effective tool for reducing traffic speed, and when placed incorrectly can make an intersection less safe. Requests for stop signs should be directed by email to the city engineer for consideration. Typically, the requesting resident must submit a neighborhood petition showing strong support for the request. The city engineer will review speed data, accident records, clear view triangle surveys and other relevant data when considering a stop sign at a particular location.
- If a sight obstruction in the clear view triangle contributes to a sense of danger or a history of accidents at the intersection, staff should order the removal of the obstruction before considering a stop sign.
- If the average speed at the 85th percentile is more than five miles per hour over the speed limit, police should increase enforcement in the area before considering a stop sign.
Absent engineering data which clearly indicates the need for a stop sign, a residential intersection should be left uncontrolled. The city engineer's decision is subject to appeal to the city council.
No Parking Signs
No Parking signs must be submitted by email to the city engineer, who may require the requesting resident to submit a neighborhood petition showing strong support for the request or conduct a neighborhood meeting to solicit input. These signs will not be installed on a street when the street design adequately supports parking for the benefit of the public.