Flashing lights to save money in Staunton

Item by Chris Graham

News flash – Staunton city government’s ongoing efforts to save money will mean some changes at several city street intersections.

The traffic lights at a dozen city intersections will be set to flash mode during late-night and early-morning hours beginning the night of Monday, July 28, the city announced today.

Drivers on the major street at each intersection will see a flashing yellow light to alert them to the intersection and to possible entering traffic. Drivers on the less-traveled street at the intersection will see a flashing red light and will have to come to a full stop before proceeding when any traffic in the intersection clears.

The lights at eight intersections will flash from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Those intersections are:

– Churchville Avenue and Lewis Street.

– Churchville Avenue and Donaghe Street.

– Beverley Street and Central Avenue.

– Beverley Street and New Street.

– Beverley Street and Market Street.

– Frederick Street and Market Street.

– Frederick Street and New Street.

Frederick Street and Central Avenue.

Lights at four other intersections will flash from midnight until 4 a.m.:

– Richmond Road and Powell Street.

– Richmond Road and Community Way.

– Richmond Road and Walmart.

– Richmond Road and Frontier Drive.

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