Harris said the city did a warrant study to see if the signal was needed any more.
“After the study, we found that the signal was not needed. It can be removed, so instead of putting all of the time and effort into making those repairs or doing a complete replacement of the signal, we found that we can go ahead and remove it.”
A complete replacement of the traffic light would cost the city nearly $140,000.
“So instead of putting that money into a signal that’s not really needed at that intersection, we can go ahead and put that back into our other signals and all of our other streets,” Harris said.
The rest of the equipment at the intersection will be removed in Spring 2020.