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Crews Get Green Light To Replace Main Street Traffic Signal In White Plains

White Plains' temporary traffic light as seen from Court Street.
White Plains' temporary traffic light as seen from Court Street. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
A bulldozer arrived to mark the imminent start of the light's  replacement.
A bulldozer arrived to mark the imminent start of the light's replacement. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
Pedestrians on Main Street have gotten used to the temporary traffic light.
Pedestrians on Main Street have gotten used to the temporary traffic light. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
The temporary, two-year-old light as seen from Main Street.
The temporary, two-year-old light as seen from Main Street. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
Officials said the new, permanent light will need a firm, deep foundation.
Officials said the new, permanent light will need a firm, deep foundation. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- For about two years, motorists have been guided at the corner of Court and Main streets in the heart of White Plains by a temporary traffic light.

Pedestrians had grown accustomed to the portable structure until barriers and a bulldozer arrived last week.

That's all going to change soon at White Plains' busy corner outside of Macy's and Starbucks when a new traffic light is installed.

Engineers design the newest models to sway -- but not snap or fall -- in high winds.The former traffic light reportedly fell down during a windstorm.

White Plains Mayor Tom Roach said the delay installing a new, permanent traffic light is because its replacement is part of a broader light replacement contract throughout the city. A firm, deep concrete foundation must be poured for the new light before winter, he said.

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