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Bailey Ave. Reconstruction

Because of the intersection configuration (Heussey Ave runs between Bailey Ave. and McKinley Pkwy.), it was decided to replace the span wire signal with a new span wire signal, essentially configured the same way. Except that now, with a new driveway that goes to the NOCO parking lot, there is a new signal that governs that access.

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Model25FanForever   [Apr 17, 2018 at 12:27 AM]
Yeah very rarely here I have seen spanwire signals get replaced by spanwire signals. Though I guess theoretically they don't count as permanent replacements except for 1 intersection here. Spanwire replaces spanwire typically happens at rural intersections before road widening like what happened here

NiMo   [Apr 18, 2018 at 02:18 AM]
In this case, you have no other choice. One thing I was fearing while the primary construction was underway was that they were going to change this to a roundabout, which would not be very practical.

LilCinnamon   [Apr 18, 2018 at 04:23 PM]
US 62 huh, around where it ends, same high way that goes where my parents currently live like far down south. But HERE is a link of the intersection, appears that they were doing construction of the time of that streetview, but you can also go further and then see it done.

They could have used like a single pole configuration for both ways, I know of an intersection here in town that is like that cause of the diagonal type where it's one arm and goes over the intersecton, but I guess they wouldn't have wanted to do that here.

NiMo   [Apr 21, 2018 at 03:00 PM]
Another issue is cost. It costs way less to plunk down three poles and run the cabling two ways than to have to deal with very long mastarms to span a four lane main artery. Plus the signals are supported top and bottom. There's a second cable holding the signals from the bottom. As a side note, they're using copper-clad steel cable rather than galvanized, for the spanwires.

NiMo   [Jan 04, 2020 at 01:11 AM]
UPDATE!!! A left turn signal was added for the turn from McKinley Pkwy. to Bailey Ave. Cool

Mike   [Jan 17, 2020 at 02:00 AM]
I think spanwire looks way cleaner anyway. I like mast signals at 4-way or 3-way intersections where the roads make a perfect "+" and there is one mast for each direction. Around here they like to sometimes just use a bit mast diagonally across the road with all the signals on it and I think it looks ugly.

NiMo   [Sep 06, 2020 at 03:22 AM]
UPDATE!!! The pole nearest the gas station was knocked down by a dump truck. City crews worked through the night to get the signal back up and running. a couple days ago.

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