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Workers remove traffic lights at downtown intersection

Workers remove traffic lights at downtown intersection

McAlester News-Capital
By James Beaty
Nov 6, 2019

Permanently removing the electronic stop lights at the intersection of South Main Street and Choctaw Avenue and replacing the traffic signals with four-way stop signs is a "go" for the city of McAlester.

Built Right Construction began working Wednesday to remove the traffic signals on behalf of the city.

Before the traffic lights could be removed, the city had to obtain permission from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The city needed ODOT's permission because South Main Street is part of U.S. Highway 69's business route. It's under state control, since ODOT takes care of maintaining the federal highway.

Four-way stop signs were set at the intersection during the summer as Built Right Construction began work on the Downtown Streetscape Project, which extended along both sides of Choctaw Avenue from South Main Street to Second Street... FULL ARTICLE

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