Traffic Signal Decommissioning at Three Fredericksburg Intersections
Traffic signals at three intersections in downtown Fredericksburg will be turned to flashing for seven days, beginning March 6, 2017. This is in preparation for the decommissioning of the signals.
The intersections and the alternate traffic controls being installed to replace the signals are:
1 – Hanover Street and Kenmore Avenue – change to a four way stop.
2 – Hanover Street and Littlepage Street – change to a four way stop.
3 – William Street and Littlepage Street – Provide William Street traffic the right of way through the intersection; install stop signs on the Littlepage Street approaches.
“Motorists are reminded when encountering a traffic signal flashing red, it must be treated as an all-way stop,” city staff said. “A flashing yellow indicates proceed with caution.”
On March 13, the signals will be turned off. They will be left in place for a short time, while the results are monitored, city staff said.
City staff worked with traffic engineering firm A. Morton Thomas and Associates to study the continuing need for traffic signals at five intersections. The signals are aging, replacement parts are hard to come by, and new signals are expensive, city staff reported to City Council.
The signals at Princess Anne Street and Canal Street, and at Fall Hill Avenue and Germania Street will be decommissioned at a later time.
City Council Approves Decommissioning Five Traffic Signals