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Good news, Giles commuters: Fewer red lights starting Friday

Good news, Giles commuters: Fewer red lights starting Friday

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Work to coordinate a stretch of La Vista traffic signals is nearing completion.

To help reduce the number of stops along Giles Road, crews have been installing wireless communication equipment on the street between 108th Street and Interstate 80.

The project, which started Oct. 28, is set to wrap up Friday, weather permitting.

It has involved installing a GPS receiver at the Southport intersection and wireless radios on each signal between 108th Street and Interstate 80 so they all receive a uniform time of day, said City of La Vista spokesman Mitch Beaumont. The wireless radios share the information between the signals for coordination.

The result is that motorists should experience fewer red lights when driving along the corridor.

The cost of construction is $40,000. It’s funded through the federal government and City of La Vista.

The city also paid for the project’s design work and a traffic study, which was commissioned based on the anticipated Southport West development.

Plans for that development fell through because the Maryland developer behind it ran into problems and chose to focus on other business ventures.

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