Trumann stop light causing ‘irritation’ set to be fixed

Trumann Traffic Lights
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) - The traffic light at the intersection of Highways 463 and 69 in Trumann is set to be replaced.

Mayor Barbara Lewallen said the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department recently conducted a study and declared the stoplight qualified for a repair.

"The newer traffic lights use cameras," Lewallen said. "Ours are still pressure sensitive. It's just outdated technology and it's time to update."

Although the sensors in the ground were not working properly, Lewallen said it did not cause any danger to drivers.

Maegan Williams lives in Trumann and described pulling up to the light as "irritating."

When she heard it would be fixed, she was pleased with the city's work.

"I go through the red light a whole lot," Williams said. "I'm super happy they're getting it fixed because I used to have to sit there every night before I could get home after 12 hours of working at KFC. So it wasn't very much fun."

Lewallen said the upgrade is currently in design but she said it will take time to be completed.

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