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New Traffic Light Fixtures Erected on Boston Post

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Residents driving down Boston Post Road at Fenimore Road Thursday saw a second set of lights being hung from rigid cast arms for each direction at the three-way intersection.

The three poles stand at the edge of the curb and extend out into the street with traffic lights, which will replace the existing traffic lights hanging from the overhead span wire. The three cast arms and traffic lights will have been erected Thursday.

"Today, they're going to have all the fixtures up," said the New York State Department of Transportation inspector supervising construction  referring to Verde Electric of Mount Vernon. "Now they're running the wires. But, it takes a while to get them ready for use."

Before they can become operational, Verde Electric has to do testing to ensure they work correctly. All pipes and wires connecting the three units will run underground, but the inspector supervising the site along Harbor Island said they won't have to shut down the street to do so.

"For construction on each one of these, we try to minimize traffic interruption," said the inspector, who added they will lay wire running across the road in sections at a time, instead of doing it all at once and closing the street for a short period of time.

The Traffic Signal Replacement Project will also replace the pedestrian walk signs, adding an additional walkway on the northern side of W. Boston Post Road, where there wasn't one before.

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