(c)2012 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS
Elected officials have apparently been receiving complaints about traffic problems
that have resulted since new signal lights were started being installed. At this corner,
of North Street and Main Street, many drivers apparently are not aware they can turn
right onto Main Street on a red light, as long as traffic is clear.
|Published: 8:15 AM, 11/15/2012
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-City Administrator Scott Collins said his office
has been hearing a lot of citizens who have called to complain about the lack
of synchronization, and subsequent traffic back-up, caused by new lights being
installed in downtown Newport.
Collins told members of the board of mayor and aldermen
at their Tuesday, Nov. 13 meeting, "I assure you we're working diligently
to coordinate and synchronize the downtown signals."
Collins said the main problem has been traffic coming off
North Street after passing over the bridge into downtown.
"The phones have been ringing. We're all working on
it," said Collins.
Newport Police Chief Maurice Shults noted that most
drivers don't seem to be aware they can turn right from North Street onto Main
Street as they enter town, when the light is red and traffic is clear.
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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