How much do traffic signals cost?

If there aren't any road improvements needed, such as adding turn lanes, then a complete traffic signal system for a typical four-way intersection will cost about $250,000 to $300,000. When additional costs like control equipment, project inspection, and design are taken into account, the costs generally exceed $300,000. There are also ongoing costs for electricity, painting, re-lamping, and other maintenance.

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1. How do traffic signals work?
2. How much do traffic signals cost?
3. Will a traffic signal make an intersection safer?
4. How does the City decide where to install signals?
5. Why is the "Walk" light so short? I can only get halfway across before it starts flashing.
6. Why can't the signals be timed together to reduce delay?
7. What should drivers do when a traffic signal is flashing or all lights are dark?
8. How should drivers respond to a flashing yellow arrow?
9. Which government agency owns which traffic signals?