- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

FULTON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi transportation department officials are installing sensors on traffic lights in the city of Fulton in hopes of clearing traffic problems on Highway 178.

The highway runs through Fulton’s downtown and leads to Itawamba Community College’s Fulton campus.

Right now, the traffic lights run on timers. That causes backups along the road. The sensors that Mississippi Department of Transportation officials are installing at three intersections will detect when a car pulls up to the intersection and will turn the light green for it.

WTVA-TV reports that the sensors should be finished in the next several weeks (https://bit.ly/1s3HrZl ).

Police are looking forward to the new sensors.

“What MDOT is doing is going to be a great benefit to us to keep the traffic flowing,” Fulton Police Chief Reggie Johnson said.

Venus Huffman, a commuter who takes the highway to work, is happy about the pending change. “I think it will help alleviate the traffic congestion especially during those times when school is in session,” she said.


Information from: WTVA-TV, https://www.wtva.com

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