New Castle News


December 31, 2013

Traffic changes set for four city intersections

NEW CASTLE — Traffic signals at four intersections in New Castle will go into flash mode beginning Thursday.

Three of the intersections are on South Mill Street — at Home Street, Lutton Street and Reynolds Street.

The other intersection is at West Washington Street and Greenwood Avenue.

Traffic studies were conducted and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has approved the removal of the traffic signals from those intersections.

The signals at the four intersections will be in flash mode for a minimum of 90 days.

According to the city administration, the lights at Mill and Home and Mill and Lutton streets will flash red in all directions.

At Mill and Reynolds streets, the lights will flash yellow for traffic on Mill and red for traffic on Reynolds.

The lights for traffic on West Washington Street will flash yellow and for traffic on Greenwood Avenue they will flash red.

The city said it will closely monitor accidents during the interim flash period. If there is an increase in accidents during this period, the signals will remain in the transition control mode for an extended period of time during which time the decision to remove the signals will be reassessed.

If there are no issues during the flash period, the traffic signals will be removed and stop signs will be installed. There will be a four-way stop at Mill and Home and at Mill and Lutton.

There will be a two-way stop at Mill and Reynolds and at West Washington and Greenwood.

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