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Traffic light repaired after weeks out

By Stephen Betts | Nov 22, 2019

Rockland — The traffic light at the entrance to the shopping center where Hannaford is located was repaired Friday.

The light was struck Nov. 3, according to Rockland police. The collision caused a malfunction so that the westbound light on Maverick Street would stay red. This resulted in traffic backing up to the light at the intersection of Camden Street, according to police.

The department reset the light so that it flashes yellow for traffic on Maverick Street and red for traffic coming out of the shopping center and coming off of Spruce Street.

Rockland police maintain a list of repairs for the company that is used by the city to conduct the repairs.

Electric Light Company Inc. performs the repairs in Rockland.

The city budgeted $30,000 for repairs for the 12 months ending June 30, 2020. Thus far, the city has spent $5,260.

The police department said Friday the company said the expected repair time was early next week, before Thanksgiving but the work was done on Friday.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Gerald A Weinand | Nov 23, 2019 18:12

Now maybe the City can look at turning actuated signals off when they are not needed. For example, every signal in town should be a flashing red/yellow from 10 p.m. or midnight to 5 or 6 a.m. - there just isn't the traffic to justify a controlled intersection. Also, the signals at Shaw's Plaza and Home Depot are not synchronized, so it's possible to get caught by both of them. When they were approved, the City was promised a "green wave." Both of these signals should be flashing red/yellow when the stores are not open for business.

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