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Possible Removal of Traffic Signal at S. Jackson St. and W. Racine St. in Janesville

According to an update from the City of Janesville, the Engineering Division has been evaluating traffic volumes, crash records, and operations at the intersection of S. Jackson St. and W. Racine St. to review the appropriateness of traffic control. Traffic volumes have changed over the last several years, resulting in less overall traffic at the intersection. The Engineering Division's recommendation is to remove the current traffic signal and implement an all-way stop control intersection for the following reasons as stated by the city:

  • Traffic volumes do not meet the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) warrants for signalization.

  • The signal equipment is at the end of its useful life, and if equipment failures occur, the City cannot make repairs without complete or partial replacement of the signal.

  • The minimum MUTCD criteria are met for an all-way stop.

  • The all-way stop will operate at an acceptable level of service (LOS) for all approaches during the peak a.m. and p.m. hours.

  • All-way stop-controlled intersections tend to be more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly by offering a controlled location to cross the street on all approaches.

Before the traffic signal is removed, a study will be done with the following steps:

  1. Flash or cover the signal heads for a minimum of 90 days and install the appropriate stop control, lane assignments, and pavement markings,

  2. Monitor operations and collect data to confirm that the signal is no longer needed,

  3. After the Traffic Signal Removal Study, there will be a second reading and public hearing on September 12, 2022 to determine the future of the signal.

The study and related all-way stop control at S. Jackson St. and W. Racine St. is scheduled to be implemented during the week of April 18, weather permitting. For questions, contact the Engineering Division at (608) 755-3171.

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