Traffic light project gets the green light to move forward

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The push to get a traffic light on a part of Lead and Coal avenues moves forward.

Councilor Isaac Benton and residents in his district have asked for a signal to be put in on both Lead and Coal at Walters Street.

Walters is between Broadway and the Interstate. Councilor Benton and residents say it will slow down drivers.

The Department of Municipal Development told the council Monday night that their study shows a traffic signal isn’t needed there. The council says they’ve tried other things to slow down drivers and disagreed with DMD.

“Given that we’ve put in all of these things including parking coves and bump outs landscaping and radar signs we still have 10 miles over the speed limit so I appreciate the patients of the neighborhood but I think it’s time to go ahead and do this,” said Benton.

Council gave the project the green light Monday night. Councilor Benton said in May the signals would be timed with the others along the route.

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