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In 1993, the City Council commissioned a study by Marvin and Associates, a local traffic engineering firm, to determine where signals were needed and to prioritize needs. This study is updated periodically by the Traffic Engineering staff to take into account changing traffic volumes and more current accident data. The City Council typically budgets one new signal each year from this list. They have been historically installed in priority order, unless installation with a street reconstruction project makes more sense.
Please keep in mind that traffic signals are predominately a means of assigning which vehicles have the right of way at an intersection. The number of accidents often increases at a location after a signal has been installed, although the most common type of accident may change from right angle accidents to rear-end accidents.