HARRISONBURG,Va. (WHSV) -- Some flashing lights in the city of Harrisonburg may soon come down, saving the city money, but some people want the city to pump the breaks on this plan.
Linda Luanne Raines keeps tabs on her business and on the traffic on South Liberty Street in Harrisonburg.
"It may constantly not be heavy steady, but we have periods that is very heavy, mid-morning and noon," said Raines.
That's why she believes the flashing lights on West Wolfe Street should stay.
"Without them, I think there would be a lot of accidents because the way the traffic is now flying through here," said Raines.
The Transportation Safety and Advisory Commission has determined the lights at that intersection and West Elizabeth Street are no longer needed.
"I don't think the traffic count is anywhere near approaching at these two intersections," said Vice Mayor Charles Chenault.
Chenault said the change could bring more safety to the intersections.
"Whereas a stop sign, you are just supposed to come flat to a stop, look see if anything is coming before you go with these yellow lights people at best come to what we call a rolling stop and when they find they have to stop it's too late," said Chenault.
If the traffic lights are removed, the stop signs at the side streets will still remain the same. The city council will vote on this idea Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
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