Local stoplight causing traffic backups

Some drivers along Sagamore Parkway have had a tough time during the evening rush hour.

Posted: Nov 28, 2017 6:23 PM
Updated: Nov 28, 2017 6:26 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Some drivers along Sagamore Parkway have had a tough time during the evening rush hour.
A stop light at Kent and Salisbury in West Lafayette is causing many drivers to get backed up. 

During the light's first rush hour, traffic was backed up south into Sagamore Parkway. The city is working on implementing a new fiber system. It connects the new light with the lights at Sagamore Parkway and Navajo Street.

Stoplight

So far, the community is concerned with traffic flow coming in and out of the area. Project Engineer Dan Auckley says the new traffic management system will help reduce traffic backups in the near future.

"Basically the intersection is the same distance as Navajo and Salisbury right up the road there. And what we've got going on here is this will all be, it has not yet been, but will be here the next day or two, fiber interconnected through our advanced traffic management system the city has purchased," said Auckley.

Auckley says the connection will help change light times to keep traffic flowing through the intersection smoothly.
Crews have been out today observing traffic along Sagamore Parkway to gauge how to adjust the lights.

It says hopefully the traffic pattern will be up to date within the next few weeks.

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