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* News Release *
 
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
For Immediate Release

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
SIGNAL CONTROL CABINET DESTROYED
Tylersville Road - West Chester Township

Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens reports that a traffic signal control cabinet at the intersection of Tylersville Road and VOA Park Drive was struck by a car during yesterday's snowy weather. The accident occurred around 8:00 p.m. during a heavy burst of snow. While there were no injuries, the cabinet was permanently destroyed.

A signal control cabinet is the "brains" of a traffic signal and contains the signal controller, detector units, conflict monitor, load switches, and wiring that runs the operation of the traffic signal.

Until the entire cabinet can be replaced, operation of the signal at Tylersville and VOA Park (which is opposite to the entrance to Kohl's) may not run efficiently since it will not be in connection with the closed-loop signal system installed along Tylersville Road. Costs for new equipment are estimated at over $15,000 and could take several weeks to get installed and running properly.

  • Photo: Damaged traffic control cabinet. Note tire tracks in snow.
  • Photo: Inside view of the damaged cabinet.

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For more information contact:

Chris Petrocy, BCEO Public Information Supervisor
Greg Wilkens, P.E., P.S., Butler County Engineer
Phone 513.867.5744 • Fax 513.867.5849


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