traffic signal


Definition of traffic signal

: a signal (such as a traffic light) for controlling traffic

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Work includes a new traffic signal and entrance to the center and the Two Brothers Roundhouse, additional parking, relocation of the bus pulse point and some road work on Broadway. David Sharos, Aurora Beacon-News, "Blues on the Fox kicks off year of change at RiverEdge Park," 14 June 2018 The project will include widening Mequon Road (Highway 167) to four lanes through the intersection with Country Aire Drive, maintenance work at both railroad crossings and the installation of traffic signals. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mequon Road in Germantown will close all summer for construction. Here's what you need to know.," 1 June 2018 Oceanside planning commissioners approved the project on a 6-0 vote Tuesday, with Commissioner Curtis Busk absent, despite initial concerns about adding a new traffic signal and entrance on Vista Way. Phil Diehl,, "Parking structure approved for Tri-City Medical Center," 11 July 2018 Two new traffic signals would be installed where Verdugo and Olive meet at the east and west ends. Anthony Clark Carpio,, "No decision made on Olive-Verdugo-Sparks intersection project," 30 June 2018 The nearly 1-mile extension of the Second Avenue bike lane through Belltown, completed earlier this year, cost about $11 million, although 40 percent of that money went to new traffic signals. David Gutman, The Seattle Times, "City Council approves new bike-share rules, prompting ofo to leave Seattle," 31 July 2018 Lieber said, with the opening of the new school campus for grades 6-12 scheduled to open on Butternut Ridge Road later this year, some adjustments will be made to traffic signals. John Benson,, "North Olmsted City School District hosts parent drug awareness and prevention program," 14 May 2018 As Vision Zero unfolds, the city expects to spend more money on traffic law enforcement and more on traffic signals. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "What if we all plant lawn signs telling speeders to slow down? City considers campaign," 12 Feb. 2018 Duluth has been trying to get approval for a traffic signal at State Route 120 and George Rogers/Duluth High School for many years. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Long sought after traffic signal may finally be coming to Duluth," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of traffic signal

1917, in the meaning defined above

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