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Some Joplin intersections will be equipped with new traffic signals to replace current camera-type or timed signals later this year as a result of City Council action.

Jack Schaller, the assistant public works director, told the City Council on Monday that the Adaptive Traffic Signals contain technology that will enable them to adjust signals to different flows of traffic throughout the day. The council authorized a $250,000 expenditure to equip seven intersections along 20th and 26th streets; mainly those near Main Street.

Schaller told the council that those are the signals that need frequent adjustment. The new signals will make those adjustments automatically rather than requiring attention by workers to change them manually.

Council also approved spending $180,760 for a mapping project that will add the city’s manholes to its computer maps so that they can more easily be located and repaired.

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