The City of Springfield is monitoring four traffic lights, including this one at Pleasant Street and Western to see if they should be replaced with stop signs. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Springfield to consider removing four traffic lights

The Springfield City Engineering Department will study four traffic signals in order to decide whether to remove them, the City of Springfield announced.

The signals will be studied for 90 days, beginning today.

A sign reading, “Signal Under Study for Removal,” sign will be posted on the stopped approach. The signal will be in flashing operation for all of the 90 days, during which the intersection will be evaluated for crashes.

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The signals are located at Burnett Road and Sunset Avenue with Sunset Avenue becoming the new stopped approach, Kenwood Avenue and Selma Road with Kenwood Avenue becoming the new stopped approach, Montgomery Avenue and Pleasant Street, with Montgomery Avenue becoming the new stopped approach and Western Avenue and Pleasant Street with Western Avenue becoming the new stopped approach.

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Previous traffic studies on the four signals have shown that the sites do not meet current signal warrant thresholds and are not expected to meet them in the future, a press release from the City of Springfield said.

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, according to a press release from the city.

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