Study of questionable traffic signals begins

The intersection of Sixth and Main streets in downtown Lafayette will be getting a four-way stop and the city will be eliminating the current stop light. (WLFI Photo)
The intersection of Sixth and Main streets in downtown Lafayette will be getting a four-way stop and the city will be eliminating the current stop light. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The city of Lafayette is considering swapping stoplights for stop signs at two downtown intersections.

Wednesday was the first day of a 30-day study at the intersections of Sixth and Main streets and Sixth and Ferry streets. City traffic officials say traffic at both intersections has decreased over the last decade.

Mayor Tony Roswarski said he believes there’s never been enough traffic to require stoplights and that both intersections can be safely maintained with stop signs.

“Those lights are old. They are not very attractive. The poles aren’t attractive. If we can just use four-way stops, take those poles down, make it a more pedestrian-friendly [and] look a little nicer,” said Roswarski.

Right now, the lights are flashing red, and there are stop signs indicating a four-way stop. If at the end of the 30 days the study shows the intersections do not need the lights, everything will be taken down except the stop signs.

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