New signals go in service this evening at Cedar-Popp’s

The new cantilevered traffic signals at the Cedar-Popp’s intersection, part of the project of widen Popp’s Ferry Road, will be installed tonight beginning at 10 o’clock.

Motorists are advised to use caution in the area, as flagmen and electrical workers will be working in and near the roadway. The work, incidentally, is being done late in the evening because of lower traffic volumes. No detours are planned as part of the work.

Flagmen will be directing traffic from about 10 p.m., when the night lights are tested until about 11 p.m., when the old signals are turned off and the new ones will be controlling the intersection.

Between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., the old signals will be removed, which may require intermittent lane closures. The removal of the old light poles, which will not require lane closures, will take place Wednesday morning.
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