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Project Description

While traffic signals are frequently considered to be a remedy for many traffic problems at intersections, their improper use can easily result in excessive delay, increased disobedience of signal indication, or rise in frequency of collisions among other drawbacks. This belief results in many signals being installed at locations where they are not warranted and actually adversely affect the safety and efficiency of vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic.

A traffic control study was completed at this location. After observation and examination of vehicular & pedestrian volumes and crash history, it was recommended that signal control at the intersection be removed and replaced permanently with the current condition: all-way stop sign control.

The signal at Ridge Avenue and Arch Street has been operating under all-way stop control since 2021 as part of the Allegheny Circle construction project, meaning current traffic patterns will not change after this signal is removed.

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