Burlington In Process of Replacing 200 Traffic Lights Throughout City
Drive through the streets of Burlington and it's common to see “out of service” signs hanging on traffic lights at several intersections. That’s because additional work is needed to complete a wholesale upgrade of traffic signals throughout the city. Brian Tennent, the city’s transportation engineering and operations manager, told the Alamance News that the change to new equipment involves work by state DOT crews, contractors and city workers. The project, which has a total cost of $12.7 million, includes the installation of new signal control assemblies at more than 200 state-maintained intersections in the city. The project also involves the installation of new fiber optic cable and the addition of closed circuit cameras at some intersections. Tennent said he does not expect workers to finish the project until early 2022.