Two traffic signals on West Short Street will be converted from timed lights to flashing four-way stops between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The change, at the intersections of North Mill and North Upper streets, will take effect at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 10.
Traffic Engineering Director Jeff Neal says the change is designed to better serve all travel modes during lower vehicle travel times.
“We think the change will serve motorists and pedestrians alike,” says Nancy Albright, Commissioner of the city’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works. “That area has a high pedestrian count in evening hours. The flashing signals should allow pedestrians to pass through the intersections more efficiently and more safely.”
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to exercise caution while traffic adapts to the new traffic control measures.