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The old joke has been that a traffic jam in Eudora is five cars at the four-way stop. Now Eudora has graduated to being a one-stop light town — well, sort of.
Later this week or next week, Eudora will see the installation of it’s first stop light. The light will be located at 23rd and Church Street. This is where the Meadowlark Subdivision and Eudora High School entrance driveway intersect Church Street.
According to Public Works Director Mike Hutto, the light will flash yellow for traffic on Church Street except during a period of time in the morning and afternoon when school is getting ready to start and after it lets out. The exact times the light will be flashing red for traffic on Church Street has not yet been determined by Eudora Police.
For traffic on 23rd Street and those exiting the school, the light will flash red always and act just as the stop signs currently do at this intersection. The light can also be controlled by law enforcement officials with a switch during events such as the end of football games to allow traffic onto Church Street.
Traffic in the morning and afternoon during the school year has been a problem for those trying to turn onto Church Street. Even we have received many emails both last year and this school year about the traffic situation on Church Street and Police have worked to enforce the School Zone speed limit over that span of time as well.
Once the light is installed and operational, it is expected that the Public Works department will install some sort of signage with flags to indicate the presence of the new light and alert motorists to be aware.