Signal and Streetlight Upgrades

The Traffic Signal and Streetlight team was busy the last week of 2023 week replacing damaged signal poles and streetlights in south Scottsdale. Transportation and Streets crews identified a rusted signal pole at the intersection of McDowell and Miller roads during a routine inspection of the intersection's infrastructure and equipment. A temporary traffic signal was set-up for the day-long replacement project. In addition to raising a new signal pole crews upgraded traffic light fixtures, installed an additional signal head, and applied a fresh coat of paint to the mast arm.

Crews also replaced a streetlight on Valley Vista Dr. east of Hayden Rd.; this work was adjacent to Saguaro high school and was scheduled during the school's winter break. The city's streetlight replacement program identifies streetlights nearing their end-of-life, allowing crews time to schedule light pole replacement and fixture upgrades. The four-year city-wide program will conclude this year. To date more than 2,790 poles have been inspected, an additional 1,600+ streetlights are slated to be inspected this year. As a result of this program, crews have proactively replaced more than 227 end-of-life streetlights and 187 knockdowns. Find out more about what keeps Scottsdale moving in the Transportation Action Plan.

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