Stop Lines Stop Bars


  • Physical Address
  • Municipal Plaza Building
    114 W. Commerce, 6th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205   
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8022


  • Razi Hosseini, P.E.
    Director/City Engineer
  • Anthony Chukwudolue, P.E.
    Deputy Director
  • Christie Chapman
    Assistant Director
  • Nefi Garza, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Luis Maltos, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Paul Berry
    Chief Communications Officer
Pavement Markings: Stop Lines (Stop Bars)

Stop lines, also called stop bars, are 24 inch-wide, solid white lines extending across all lanes in one direction to indicate where to stop.

Stop Lines (Stop Bars)


  • Provides motorists with an additional visual reminder to stop or yield
  • Gives guidance on where to stop before entering the intersection


  • Markings require continuous maintenance
  • Not as effective when markings are faded

Eligibility Considerations

  • Poor sight distance from a stop or yield-controlled approach to an intersection
  • Accident trend that may be corrected by marking stop lines


Reduced Speed          

Enhanced Safety          

Reduced Volume