Front St. traffic signal to go dark

Released by Heather Newman with the City of Tyler:

On Thursday, July 1, the City of Tyler Traffic Engineering Department will be turning off the traffic signal at Front Street and Wildwood Drive.  Tyler Independent School District (TISD) is relocating Jones Elementary School; therefore, the Traffic Engineering Department anticipates much less traffic at this location.

Although the signal will not be in use after July 1, the signal poles will remain in place in the event the facility is reopened in the future. However, the signal heads will be removed to avoid driver confusion.

"This intersection will no longer warrant a signal because of decreased traffic volume," said Traffic Engineer Peter Eng. "Fewer signals enhances our ability to keep traffic flowing safely and efficiently."