THIRD STREET NE / E. UNIVERSITY AVENUE INTERSECTION TRAFFIC SIGNAL EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Traffic signals were originally placed at the 3rd St NE / E. University Ave intersection due to the Broadway reconstruction project, in 2007 - 2008, that shifted traffic to 3rd St NE. The signals are currently flashing yellow for north / south on 3rd St and red for east / west on University Ave. The signal cabinet equipment at this intersection is no longer manufactured and spare parts are not available. Currently, when the intersection is programmed for normal operation, the signal indications will suddenly and irregularly switch in and out of flash operation, which it is not designed to do. This has caused a very dangerous situation at the intersection which is why traffic department staff has put the signal into flash operation until a permanent decision is made.
1. It is recommended the Committee and Council grant approval to remove traffic control signals at the 3rd Street NE / E. University Ave intersection and replace with a Two-Way STOP Controlled intersection, with E. University Avenue being the STOP street.