SPRINGFIELD, OH (May 21, 2019) — Four traffic signals will be studied for possible removal beginning Tuesday, May 28, the Springfield City Engineering Department announced.
Previous traffic studies on the four signals have shown that the sites don’t meet current signal warrant thresholds and are not expected to meet them in the future.
A sign reading “Signal Under Study for Removal” will be installed next to the signal heads, and a “Stop” sign and “Advanced Warning” sign will be posted on the stopped approach. The signal will be in flashing operation for 90 days, during which time the intersection will be evaluated for crashes.
Following the 90-day evaluation, the signals will be covered for 60 days. If, during the 60-day period there are no increases in traffic-related incidents, the signals will be removed.
The traffic signals identified are:
- Burnett Road and Sunset Avenue (Sunset Avenue will become the stopped approach)
- Kenwood Avenue and Selma Road (Kenwood Avenue will become the stopped approach)
- Montgomery Avenue and Pleasant Street (Montgomery Avenue will become the stopped approach)
- Western Avenue and Pleasant Street (Western Avenue will become the stopped approach)