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Why, at 4:30 a.m., does the traffic light at the Eastwood Road and Military Cutoff intersection stay green for only 4 seconds?

Ken Little
StarNews

“At the intersection of Eastwood Road and Military Cutoff, all vehicle movements are programmed with a minimum green interval of seven seconds, except for the straight movements along Eastwood Road, (where) they are programmed for a minimum 12 seconds of green,” said Denys Vielkanowitz, city of Wilmington signal system management engineer.

“These are the standard design values for the minimum green interval and are used at nearly all intersections in North Carolina,” Vielkanowitz said.

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3 Responses to “ Why, at 4:30 a.m., does the traffic light at the Eastwood Road and Military Cutoff intersection stay green for only 4 seconds?”

  1. On September 4, 2010 at 6:30 am Rob wrote:

    so why is it 4 seconds then?

  2. On September 4, 2010 at 11:27 am guest wrote:

    yeah, i can’t get thru the intersection before it turns yellow at 4:45 am every morning.

  3. On September 8, 2010 at 10:33 am JoAnn wrote:

    Don’t even try to get a straight answer about the timing of traffic signals in Wilmington. These signals are, by far, the worst in North Carolina.