Let there be lights!

The Compass - - NEWS - BY BILL BOW­MAN

The new set of traf­fic lights at the in­ter­sec­tion of Colum­bus Drive, Goff Av­enue and For­est Road were set up to flash am­ber and red all last week to help lo­cal mo­torists be­come ac­cus­tomed to the new sig­nals be­fore Mon­day, Aug. 30, when they were sched­uled to get the green light to be fully op­er­a­tional.

In­clud­ing en­gi­neer­ing, land ac­qui­si­tion, in­ter­sec­tion re­align­ment, paving and the lights them­selves, the project cost ap­prox­i­mately $400,000.

Town Ad­min­is­tra­tor Cyn­thia Davis said the Depart­ment of Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs cost­shared the bulk of the project with the Town of Car­bon­ear (80-20), while the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion picked up the full tab for the lights them­selves.

The town will be re­spon­si­ble for their main­te­nance. The busy in­ter­sec­tion has been the scene of nu­mer­ous ac­ci­dents over the past 30 years.

Photo by Terry Roberts/The Com­pass

Stephen Yet­man of Light­ing and Traf­fic Sys­tems Ltd., of Mount Pearl holds a light­ing unit prior to in­stal­la­tion at the in­ter­sec­tion of Colum­bus Drive, Goff Av­enue and For­est Road in Car­bon­ear.

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