As drivers and pedestrians, we are often challenged with navigating through inclement weather, construction sites, school zones and bumper to bumper traffic. With all the obstacles you must look out for while driving, a faulty traffic signal presents yet another hurdle. Signal equipment can stop working and cause the lights to flash, or a power outage can make the lights go out completely. Knowing what to do if this happens makes you and everyone around you safer.
Common road safety rules such as watching your speed, refraining from texting and looking out for pedestrians are even more important when approaching a traffic signal that is not functioning properly.
Police officers typically direct traffic at intersections where the signal is in flash or is dark, and drivers must heed their instructions. Officers are there to help keep people safe and traffic moving until the signal is repaired. If officers are not on the scene during a signal malfunction, drivers must follow these rules:
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A new traffic signal is coming to the North White Chapel and Ascot Drive intersection.
Beginning today, August 2, 2016, contractors will be at the North White Chapel and Ascot Drive intersection preparing for the installation of a new traffic signal. Crews are onsite and will be working to get the signal installed and operational prior to the start of the school year.
Once installed, the signal will assist in ensuring the safety of students crossing the street at this location and help manage traffic along North White Chapel Boulevard.
Updates on the progress of the signal installation will be provided weekly and posted to mysouthlakenews.com and the City’s social media sites.
For questions, please contact Steve Anderson, P.E., CFM at 817-748-8101.
There’s a new signal at Kimball Avenue and Continental Boulevard.
Motorists may have noticed work being done at the South Kimball Avenue and East Continental Boulevard intersection.
For the last few months, contractors have been installing a brand new traffic signal at this intersection. Recently, the light poles have gone up and the signal has entered flashing mode. The signal is expected to be fully activated by Wednesday, September 2, 2015.
The new signal will provide increased safety at this intersection and will help accommodate the increase in traffic in the area due to new development.
For questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098.