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Malfunctioning signals snarl Waynesboro traffic

July 01, 2008|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Malfunctioning traffic signals on Center Square in Waynesboro snarled traffic Monday.

The borough flipped the signals to a flashing function early in the morning while crews from Pa. Perks assessed the problem, Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said.

The old traffic signals operate with parts that have been "rebuilt and rebuilt," Hamberger said. Contacts in the electromechanical system wore out, he said.

The contracted company planned to return Monday evening with a new unit to provide a temporary fix, according to Hamberger.

However, at 9:30 p.m., the traffic signals were shut down completely and local police were establishing a four-way stop.

Hamberger said that he's trying to keep the signals online until they are replaced during a traffic light synchronization project scheduled through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. That project, which also will change the layout of Center Square, remains on target to start in October, but Hamberger said work could easily last through the spring of 2009.

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