December 22, 2011
NEW — 10:45 a.m. Dec. 22, 2011
After several months of work, the traffic signals located at Newcastle Way and 129th Ave. S.E. are now live, said Public Works Director Mark Rigos.
The mast arms of the traffic signals, which are located near the construction site for the Newcastle Library, went in about two months ago, while other work including ADA accessible ramps, electrical wiring, testing and underground construction began early this summer, Rigos said.
A police officer was stationed at the new signal Dec. 21 to ensure a smooth transition for motorists and pedestrians, he said.
Large orange construction signs indicating the new change are posted at all four approaches to the device.