By: Martha SparksSociety Editor
October 23, 2012
The City of Logan is in the process of replacing seven traffic lights within city limits, according to Logan Police Department Chief E.K. Harper.
“All the traffic lights, starting at McDonald’s intersection on Rt. 10 and Dingess Street,” said Harper.
Harper said that the sidewalks will be made handicapped accessible and crosswalks installed.
“There will be pedestrian crossing put in with the signals; something we’ve never had before,” said Harper.
Harper said that after finishing at McDonald’s and Dingess Street, crews will move up to the Holland Lane intersection to replace those lights.
“Some of the poles at Dingess Street will be moved off the sidewalk,” said Harper, “It will make real nice for the pedestrians.”
Harper said all the timing on the lights will be reconfigured.
“It should make the flow of traffic in and out of town a lot smoother,” said Harper.
Harper said traffic could be impeded occasionally during the construction, but it would be on a daily occurrence.
“Some days we may have to change the flow of traffic a little bit,” said Harper. “Some days we may have to have officers out there doing traffic as opposed to the lights.”
Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti added that Main and Stratton Street will be paved in the next couple of weeks.
“It’s going to be done at night,” said Nolletti. “We will notify the residents when it is about to happen.”