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Posted on: September 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Temporary Traffic Control Changes at Second Ave. West and Fairfield St.

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The City of Twin Falls and Idaho Transportation Department are conducting a study to improve safety and efficiency at the intersection at Second Avenue West and Fairfield Street.

Over the past ten years the City and ITD have monitored a decline in vehicle and pedestrian traffic at this location, which has led both agencies to investigate the efficiency of the traffic-signal at this intersection.

In areas with less traffic on the minor approaches, timed traffic-signals can reduce efficiency by requiring drivers to wait unnecessarily for a signal change. Drivers may also become impatient and disregard the traffic-signal, which reduces traffic safety at the intersection.

This traffic signal is the last remaining intersection that runs an all-timed program and flashing red – four-way stop – from 10:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Because of the study, the traffic signal at Second Avenue West and Fairfield Street will be covered for 90 days, as recommended by the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and temporary stop signs will be placed on both Fairfield Street approaches starting Monday, Sept. 21. The temporary signage on Fairfield Street will also remind drivers that cross-traffic does not stop.

During this change drivers are reminded that Standard Traffic Regulations still apply and that cross-traffic on Second Avenue West does not stop.

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