The traffic signal at the intersection of Mill Road and Church Street was damaged beyond repair during recent storms. Under current traffic patterns, this signal does not meet any of the traffic warrants and the City of Madison's Engineering Department recommended the signal be removed. The Engineering Department recommends it be replaced as an uncontrolled through road for Mill Road and a controlled stop for Church Street using a stop sign. To install a signal in an intersection, there are eight traffic warrants to evaluate if the intersection “warrants” a signal. Those same traffic warrants are used to determine if a signal “warrants” removal if traffic conditions have changed. There is currently over 9000 vehicles per day using Mill Road at this intersection and our last traffic count for Church indicate less than 600 use Church Street. This signal was the oldest in the City, and the equipment was no longer compatible with modern traffic control equipment.
The recommended signage is being installed now, along with cautionary signage to warn Church Street drivers that Mill Road traffic will not stop. The engineering department will monitor traffic during peak hours, especially the morning and afternoon school traffic. For further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.