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Traffic signal to remain at former General Tire plant

Staff report

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to keep and upgrade a traffic signal at the former General Tire plant entrance in Graves County.

The signal is at the intersection of U.S. 45 and Ky. 1276/Key Bottom Road and General Street. Traffic engineers placed the signal in flashing mode on May 1 to allow time for a traffic study to determine if it should be removed.

"While the traffic flow studies indicated traffic count numbers at the signal were greatly diminished following closure of the General Tire Plant, the wait time for traffic attempting to turn onto U.S. 45 from Ky. 1276/Key Bottom Road was still significant," Chief Engineer Mike McGregor said. "There was also a substantial amount of support for keeping this signal in place expressed by the public and civic leaders."

The traffic signal north of Mayfield was put up in August 1982 to assist traffic at what was then the entrance to General Tire. The plant closed in October 2006. About 14,000 vehicles travel through the intersection on U.S. 45 in an average day.

Engineers studied traffic at the intersection over a 90-day period and determined the continuing need for the signal was marginal. However, due to sight distance and the speed of traffic on U.S. 45, the signal provides added safety.

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