Monroe Street will be reduced to one lane in each
direction this week as work begins on a traffic signal at
the intersection of Summit Parkway and Monroe Street.
The new signal will allow
for easier, safer access in this area for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers.
The signal will include pedestrian count-down timers and detectors that are
sensitive enough to recognize when people on bikes or motorcycles want to
cross. Here is a list of project features:
Pedestrian count-down timers
Pedestrian and vehicle detection will be
provided on all approaches
Vehicle detection has been designed to allow for
detection of motorcycles/bicycles
The signal controller cabinet includes an
uninterrupted power source (UPS) that will automatically allow the signal to
operate continuously for several hours in the case of a power outage
Cobra head street lights attached to signal
poles are LED
The signal will have the ability (wiring will be
in place) to accommodate protected left turns in the future, when needed, for
both eastbound and westbound traffic on Summit turning onto Monroe.
Northbound and southbound left turns will have a
‘protected-permissive’ phase using flashing yellow arrows
The protected left turn phases have the
capability to operate by time of day
Provisions (wiring and signing) for future
blank-out signs prohibiting left-turns by time of day will be provided

Crews are working as much as they can behind the sidewalks
before closing any lanes on Monroe to complete the project.
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