Southside to flip switch on new traffic signal

Southside to flip switch on new traffic signal

SOUTHSIDE, AR (KAIT) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has given the green light for Southside School District to flip on a stoplight.

The new traffic signal at Scott Drive and U.S. Highway 167, in front of Southside School, has been in a "flashing caution mode" for two weeks.

On Monday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. the light will begin full operation, according to a news release from AHTD.

In 2011, the Safe Routes to School program awarded the school district $95,274 in construction funds to install the traffic and pedestrian signal.

In addition to provide a safe route for the district's 1,500 students to get to school, the district also wanted to encourage more children to walk or bike by providing safe passage across the highway.

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