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Youngstown plans traffic signal upgrade in 2014



Published: Fri, October 18, 2013 @ 5:37 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — The city plans to remove four traffic lights and upgrade 10 others along South Avenue and Midlothian Boulevard to improve traffic flow.

Work on the $1.9 million project will be done next year. The traffic signal removals and replacements may result in temporary short-term disruption of traffic and pedestrian movement during construction, city officials said.


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1JoeFromHubbard(1141 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

One of the least expensive and most effective "upgrades" would be to simply time the lights to promote minimal interruption of traffic flow.

Just like it was in the 1960's.

The downtown area is particularly offensive to drivers with uncoordinated lights that cause constant and unnecessary stops and starts.

The fracophobics, afraid of air pollution from drilling activity, should promote smooth traffic flow to reduce exhaust emissions which increase with stop and go traffic.

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2NoBS(2016 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

I agree with Joe - the lights need to be timed. Other places do it - it can't be that hard.

And most of the lights should be traffic-actuated, too. The main drag or busier of the streets should default green, and when a car approaches from any other direction, the light should turn quickly.

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