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Red Cap Corner Signal In Kimberly To Operate Soon
Kimberly, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A new traffic signal is up and almost ready for operation.
After many months of planning and construction, red cap corner looks a little different than before.
Red cap corner, an intersection that 12 -thousand people drive through every day, also known to drivers as very dangerous.
"Over the past five to ten years the number of accidents have increased. This started springing up the list on the high accident location list for ITD,” Nathan Jerke, Idaho Transportation Department.
The new traffic signal at red cap corner, the junction of U.S. 30 and Idaho 50, is scheduled to begin operating this week.
It’s been a long process coming and i-t-d is about ready to put on the green light.
"One of the changes for this area is the east-west bound traffic was a 60mph speed zone through this intersection. That will be reduced down to 50mph for the east-west traffic” said Jerke.
Now things will be changing with the new signal, something drivers hope will prevent wrecks.
"I'm super excited because most of the time you spend waiting to know whether or not if someone is in which lane,” said Jennifer Owings, driver.
"It's going to get more safety and better for the whole community and we needed it,” said Beatriz Guzman, driver.
A city lead project five years in the making that's now days away from reality.
Idaho Sand & Gravel, of Jerome, is the contractor for the $700,000 project.