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Kansas City to turn 10 traffic signals back on

Updated: 2013-08-02T04:24:44Z

By MATT CAMPBELL

The Kansas City Star

Traffic lights that had been turned off at 10 Kansas City intersections will be restored before school starts after residents complained of safety concerns.

Kansas City public works crews will have the signals functioning again by Wednesday, the city announced Thursday. Crews also have added or repainted crosswalks at 20 other intersections where signals have been replaced by four-way stop signs.

The city turned off traffic lights at 37 intersections in October, prompting an outcry from many residents who said it made their neighborhoods less safe. Six signals were restored in June, and the City Council last month directed that 10 others be turned back on as well.

Another signal, at State Line Road and 63rd Terrace, is subject to negotiations with neighboring Mission Hills.

The 10 to have traffic signals restored by Wednesday:

• Benton Boulevard at 27th Street

• Benton Boulevard at 39th Street

• Cleveland Avenue at 43rd Street

• Indiana Avenue at 39th Street

• St. John Avenue at Topping Avenue

• The Paseo at 55th Street

• The Paseo at 59th Street

• Armour Boulevard at Warwick Boulevard

• Meyer Boulevard at Oak Street

• Gregory Boulevard at Main Street

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