Councilman to Introduce Resolution to Stop KCMO Traffic Signal Removal
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, city councilman says that he will be introducing a resolution halting a controversial plan to remove some traffic signals at intersections across the city.
In a statement, Third District councilman Jermaine Reed said that he will introduce the resolution during the council’s Legislative Session on Thursday at City Hall.
The city had been planning to remove 37 traffic signals at intersections across the city and replace them with stop signs, saying that the traffic signals were not necessary and could, in fact, be a liability issue for the city. The move caused a large public outcry from citizens who said that removing the traffic signals would make the intersections unsafe.
“I’ve chosen to take action, not only to satisfy the citizens` needs and concerns, but also to make sure that no one is hurt at one of the intersections included in this process,” said Reed in a statement.