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Dover Post
  • Traffic signal work will cause intermittent closures on Route 8

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  • The Delaware Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin work installing a new, high-intensity traffic signal across from the new Dover High School.
    Work is to be accomplished from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, beginning Monday, June 23, and will last approximately two weeks. There will be intermittent lane closures associated with the aerial signal work. 
    Drivers will notice new informational signs as they approach the Dover High School which alert them to the presence of the new signal. The signal is to be operational in mid-August, the start of the new school year.
    The system is activated when a pedestrian approaches the signal and presses a button. Once it is activated, the signal will go through a series of stages that will stop traffic long enough for pedestrians to safely cross the roadway. Traffic then will proceed and the signal will reset itself until activated again. When the signal is not active, it will be dark to allow traffic to move freely.
     

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