- Associated Press - Saturday, May 9, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Traffic lights for interstate onramps could be coming to Charlotte.

The Charlotte Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1cihJNd ) the City Council will vote Monday on whether to fund a $700,000 state study to determine if traffic lights would relieve congestion on interstates in nearby counties.

The study, which would take about a year to finish, would analyze the benefits of adding a light to the ramp for traffic wishing to enter an interstate. The light would either be red or green - no yellow.

Similar systems are in place in large congested cities such as Los Angeles.

Council members will vote on whether to enter a municipal agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation for the study.

DOT would pay $525,000, while the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization would contribute $153,000.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com


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