Traffic signals being installed at two intersections

City begins work this week to install permanent signals at County Center and Houston, Mooney and Riggin

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VISALIA – Two busy intersections in north Visalia will soon have permanent traffic signals installed as well as other improvements. 

On Monday, March 4 work began to install traffic signals at the intersection of County Center Street and Houston Avenue. Sergio Alvarado, an associate engineer with the City of Visalia Engineering Department, said the work also includes pedestrian crossings, pedestrian ramps, and minor roadway improvements.

A similar project will begin at the intersection of Mooney Boulevard and Riggin Avenue on March 11. Both traffic signal installations are scheduled to be completed by July 2019.

Minor traffic delays will occur during the construction process and motorists are asked to exercise caution and slow for the cone zone. Each signalized intersection will be constructed by a separate contractor.

The temporary traffic signals that are currently operating at the intersection of County Center Street and Houston Avenue will be relocated to the intersection of Giddings Street and Riggin Avenue after the construction is completed at County Center Street and Houston Avenue. The temporary traffic signal will remain at Giddings Street and Riggin Avenue until the permanent traffic signal is constructed.

“The next intersections planned to have a traffic signal constructed are County Center Street at Riggin Avenue, Giddings Street at Riggin Avenue, Mooney Boulevard at Ferguson Avenue, Cameron Avenue at West Street, and Shirk Street at Walnut Avenue,” added Alvarado.

For updates on traffic signal installations and more road work news, follow the City of Visalia on Facebook and Twitter @CityofVisalia.

For questions and information related to the work at  County Center Street at Houston Avenue, contact Sergio Alvarado, Associate Engineer, City of Visalia Engineering Department, 559-713-4595 sergio.alvarado@visalia.city.

For questions and information related to the work at Mooney Boulevard at Riggin Avenue, contact Steven Weatherly, Senior Civil Engineer, City of Visalia Engineering Department, at 559-713-4164 or at steven.weatherly@visalia.city.

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