Champaign to add more traffic lights


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The City of Champaign is adding more stoplights to keep pedestrians and drivers safe.

Construction crews have been adding "bump-outs" to shorten the crossing for pedestrians at Walnut and Logan and Neil and Clark streets. Traffic lights will also be added.

Three years ago, a Christie Clinic employee lost her legs after being hit by a bus. A lawsuit following that incident cost MTD nearly $10 million.

Christie Clinic made a donation that allowed the installation of flashing lights pedestrians can activate with a push of a button.

The Champaign City Council had a traffic study conducted, which showed a need for more traffic lights.

The project will cost the city around $1 million and should be completed in October.

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