RED LIGHT RELIEF New Traffic Signals To Alleviate Headaches In Huntington
Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Web Producer: Darrah Wilcox
Also Contributing: Chris Mazi
Reported: Apr. 19, 2012 4:41 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 19, 2012 6:54 PM EDT
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
Folks who live, work or travel through Huntington regularly know all too well the frustration of its stop and go traffic light system. But, any day now, a timing system on these newly-installed signals should give your brake a rest when you're downtown!
Charles Holley, director of planning and development in Huntington says, "If you're traveling the speed limit, and you hit the first light, then you should be able to travel all the way through town and hit all the lights properly."
The Rahall Transportation Institute will help with the timing on lights from 1st street to 29th Street, spanning from the river through 7th Avenue.
They're using a 4.2 million dollar congestion and mitigation air quality grant for the project. Less stopping should equal better air quality and less energy consumption.
Holley, "We have the 17th worst air quality in the country, so this is one of the issues we can try to address to try to increase our air quality. The biggest pro of course may be less waiting! Holley, "You should be able to move through town in just a matter of minutes."
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