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Civil engineers improve traffic flow, ease congestion on Pete Boulevard

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Anyone who has been stuck in rush-hour traffic on Peterson AFB's namesake boulevard will be pleased to hear the lights where Peterson Boulevard intersects Otis Street and Selfridge Street will begin a transition to alleviate this daily headache starting Sept. 8.

During the first phase of the transition, drivers on Peterson Boulevard can expect to see flashing yellow lights while those crossing on Selfridge or Otis streets will see flashing red lights.

According to 1st Lt. Bryce Bergman, Operations Engineering chief, the impetus for this project is to reduce congestion and relieve unnecessary traffic stoppages.

"A traffic study completed in March 2013 found there was not enough traffic at either intersection that warranted a traffic signal," said Bergman.

Although these lights were once warranted, the relocation of the Base Exchange and Commissary as well as the development of the Child Development Center Annex has served to reduce the overall flow of traffic, said Bergman

In addition to freeing up traffic, Bergman added there will be an annual operating savings of $2,000 plus the $1,500 cost for emergency servicing due to a malfunction or power outage.

Drivers should be aware the flashing lights will be operational until October when the lights will be removed altogether and replaced with traditional corner street signs as well as stop signs for traffic crossing Peterson Boulevard at these intersections.

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