Chili, N.Y. – The State Department of Transportation said a flashing traffic light in Chili that neighbors have been complaining about will be replaced, starting next week.
It’s located at the intersection of Rt. 252 and Archer Road.
The traffic light was changed to flash after an accident in December. The State DOT said a truck took out the pole that controlled the mechanism for the traffic signal, so it was switched to flash until repairs could be made.
Some neighbors in that area complained that have a flashing light at such a busy intersection was dangerous and since it was switched, there were at least three accidents.
Lori Maher from the State D.O.T. said Thursday that within the next week, crews will begin installing the new light. They will need to pour a new concrete foundation, let it cure, install the pole, wiring and electronics and then activate it.
Maher said they hope to have the new light operational by the end of April.
The State D.O.T. said 7,000 cars travel through that intersection every day.