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City of Pasco Considering Several Improvements to Traffic Signals

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Pasco's City Council  discussed improving dozens of traffic lights at their workshop Monday evening. Pasco's City Council discussed improving dozens of traffic lights at their workshop Monday evening.
PASCO, WA - Pasco's City Council discussed improving dozens of traffic lights at their workshop Monday evening.

The city's public works director described some of the city's street lights as  "functionally obsolete."

Some of the possible improvements include:
- Upgrading the pedestrian signals with countdowns and help for the blind
- Battery back-ups so the traffic signals can still work in case there is a power outage
- Signal coordination between multiple intersections to help the flow of traffic
- Safety improvements at high accident locations
- GPS enabled emergency vehicle detection
- Making traffic signals computer based, making remote maintenance possible
- Bigger lights

The council hopes to have a  final plan for improvements by December.

There are under 50 traffic signals in the City of Pasco. 
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