James Wright is frustrated. When the Kansas resident drives down Northeast Vivion Road, he often encounters a red light at North Indiana Avenue — even when no one is waiting to turn onto Vivion at this T-intersection.
He thinks a sensor system would be much more efficient than a timer, especially when there’s no cross traffic.
The Missouri Department of Transportation agrees with Wright. In fact, sensors are such a good idea that they usually are in place at this intersection.
However, because of a project that MoDOT is doing on North Indiana in coordination with Kansas City, the electromagnetic sensors have been turned off, according to MoDOT senior traffic studies specialist Erin C. Ralovo.
Once the project is done, crews will replace the timers with sensors again.
The Watchdog says he could use some sensors himself — better to judge the moods of a certain perky papillon.
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