Mar 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff WriterPedestrians now have countdown timers while they cross the streets in Riverton.
New pedestrian signal heads were placed on Riverton's intersections Monday by the Wyoming Department of Transportation District 5 personnel from the Basin area.
The Basin headquarters is in charge of maintenance for the signals and other items such as lighting and push-button devices at crosswalks.
More than 40 have been placed in the city over the past few days, with the latest upgrades on the intersections of Federal Boulevard and Main Street, and 5th Street and Main Street.
District traffic engineer Lyle Lamb said it was time to upgrade the signals to be up to date to code regulations.
Plans call for 52 new signals to replace the old ones throughout Riverton.
The remaining signals will be changed after construction on Federal Boulevard is complete.
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