New Policy Will Keep Traffic Lights Near Elementary Schools

After the possibility of removing them, a new city policy will keep some metro traffic signals right where they are. Two traffic signals near Dundee Elementary School and one near Rockbrook Elementary will stay put. 

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert approved the new Public Works policy that creates a step-by-step process for removing signals and under that new policy, these lights will keep functioning.

The new policy follows studies conducted during the 2017 and 2018 school year.

As amended, the policy states: "The Mayor may, in the exercise of his or her discretion, recommend ending the signal removal process for any signal with a school crossing sign, upon providing a written notice to the Public Works Director."

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