Detroit Avenue Traffic Signalization Project Continues
As part of the Detroit Avenue Signalization Project, new traffic lights and poles are being installed along Detroit Avenue. Many of the poles have already been installed and several of the new lights have been activated. The complete synchronization of the lights to make traffic flow more smoothly is one of the final steps in the process and will occur later this summer. In addition to the new lights and poles, new street signs are also being installed.
The traffic signals on Detroit between Ridgewood and Arthur are expected to be completed by end of summer. At that time, those lights will be synchronized to improve the traffic flow on Detroit. As part of this project, additional streetscape work is being done in the downtown area and will include special signage and decorative concrete work.
The next phase of the project will include Detroit Avenue between Lakeland and Sloane. The new traffic poles have been installed and work has begun on the wiring for the lights. It is expected that this phase of the project will be completed by the end of the year.
“Replacing the signals on Detroit Avenue is a huge project which will significantly improve the traffic flow on Detroit,” stated Mayor Mike Summers. “We hope to have most of the lights synchronized by the end of summer. We appreciate the patience of motorists in our city as we complete this traffic improvement project.”
The Detroit Avenue project is funded 80% with Federal CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality) funds and 20% with City funds. The total value of this complete project is approximately $3 million dollars.
The Detroit signal project is part of the City’s overall traffic signal replacement program which is occurring in several stages. Clifton Boulevard was phase one. Detroit Avenue is phases two and three. Phase four will be include Madison Avenue and phase five will include Franklin Boulevard and Hilliard Road.