Julie Happy, 509.625.7773, email@example.com
Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 10:49 a.m.
The City will be terminating programmed flash – setting traffic signals to flash during early morning hours – at several intersections citywide.
Programmed flash will be eliminated at the following intersections beginning Monday, Jan. 18:
Vehicle detection systems were recently installed at each intersection, so programmed flash is no longer needed to facilitate traffic flows. Vehicle detection allows the signals to respond promptly to vehicle demand. The system will allow for more efficient service during low volumes times when programmed flash was previously used (1 a.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays and 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. on weekends).
Eliminating programmed flash also provides for 24/7 operation of pedestrian signals at those intersections. Pedestrian signals do not work during programmed flash.