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ODOT: Traffic Signal Working At 80 Percent Efficiency

The Oregon Department of Transportation says the traffic light involved in Thursday night's fatal car crash is operating again.

Posted: Sep 28, 2018 7:00 PM
Updated: Sep 28, 2018 7:01 PM

WHITE CITY, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Transportation says the traffic light involved in Thursday night's fatal car crash is operating again. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said the driver crashed into the electric box that controls the stop lights.

Gary Leaming, Spokesperson, said the signal is at about 80 percent efficiency as of 2:30 p.m. Friday. He said ODOT will need to bring in a contractor to re-build the electric box completely, which should get the signal back to 100 percent efficiency. 

Before that, Leaming said the signal was operating under a 'band-aid' system.

"Every leg of the intersection had the maximum amount of timing, which makes the intersection work sluggishly, especially during the daytime when we have so much traffic," Leaming said. 

However, crews have been able to get the signal to go back to detecting cars so it is no longer on a timer.

Leaming said ODOT estimates the fix will cost around $50,000.

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