City of Rockford to Begin Traffic Signal Removal Study

By: WIFR
By: WIFR

ROCKFOR D(WIFR) -- The City of Rockford plans to continue to study removal of existing traffic signals. The City will begin a study of the possible removal of four traffic signals and two pedestrian signals on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the following locations (proposed traffic control is also listed):

- 8th Street and Broadway (8th Street stopping for Broadway)
- 18th Ave and 7th Street (All-Way Stop)
- Court and Mulberry (All-Way Stop)
- Court and Park (All-Way Stop)
- Michigan and Clover
- 3rd and Prairie

All signals will be shut off and bagged as part of the study. Signs advising of the traffic study will be installed in advance of the intersection at each leg. The signals will remain covered for at least 30 days as part of a study to determine the viability of removing the signals. All of the intersections have been reviewed and found to not currently meet Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) warrants for traffic signals. The City had previously studied and removed traffic signals at 15th Avenue & Christina Street and 11th Street & Columbia Avenue earlier this year.

Users of these roadways are asked to use caution while entering the newly controlled intersections.

Questions regarding the signal removals should be directed to Jeremy Carter, City Traffic Engineer at the Public Works Department. Citizens are also encouraged to call with support or concerns regarding the possible signal removal.


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