Hampton council agrees on traffic light repairs; hears Kazmerzak update

The Hampton City Council agreed on Dec. 12 to move forward with plans that will create a four-way stop with flashing red lights at the intersection of Highway 3 and First Street.

      The project was estimated at around $1,700 and will refurbish wiring in the existing poles to bring all four red lights into operable condition. Neither the green nor yellow lights will be fixed, and the council emphasized that the intersection will remain a four-way stop like it is right now. They felt the flashing red lights will make the intersection more visible during nighttime and other low-visibility conditions, thus lessening the likelihood of someone running the stop and creating an accident.

     "From my understanding, the three lights [red, yellow and green] would stay, just the top red one would go into operation," said Hampton Public Works Director Doug Tarr.

Read the full article in the Dec. 18 edition of the Chronicle.