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Traffic light stalled 8 months

Sidney continues to wait on the new traffic light for Illinois/13th


September 15, 2017

Brandon L. Summers

Traffic lights removed in August from the south side of Illinois and 13th Street after a truck crashed into the light pole will not be replaced for four to eight months. Ed Sadler, city manager, attributes the stall to orders beings placed by disaster areas created by recent hurricanes.

Traffic lights on the south side of the 13th Avenue and Illinois Street intersection will not be replaced for as many as eight months.

The light pole was hit by a truck in August and since then has had flashing yield lights for east- and westbound traffic, and stop signs for north- and southbound traffic.

A new light pole has been ordered, Ed Sadler, city manager, said, but its arrival will be delayed.

"These are not something they keep in stock," he said.

The city was contacted by the Department of Transportation that it could be eight to 10 months before the light poles are received.


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Reader Comments

StuckattheStop writes:

Is it possible to take a light from Jackson and 10th and use at 13th And Illinois and make a 4way stop at Jackson and 10th?

justthinking writes:

they say in the article that the back up is because of the hurricanes in the south but this traffic light was out BEFORE that happened. sorry but I dont buy that they dont keep them in stock.. lies all lies


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