Archive for Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Traffic signal date moved

January 29, 2003

Baldwin's traffic signal should be in place a little sooner than expected.

City Administrator Larry Paine said the traffic signal that was supposed to be installed in late 2004, will actually be operating at the intersection of Sixth Street and U.S. Highway 56 in February 2004.

Paine said he wasn't sure why the date to install the traffic signal was moved up, but it was a decision that was made by Kansas Department of Transportation.

The decision to install a traffic signal came after KDOT completed a 24-hour volume count in late October.

In a letter to the city, KDOT said a signal was warranted at the intersection because of the heavy traffic during the peak morning hours.

The signal will cost approximately $100,000 to install. The city will be responsible for 10 percent -- about $10,000 -- of the cost of the signal's construction and inspection.

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