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RTC adjusts traffic cycle at Sunset and McLeod

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 21:43:41-04

A viewer emailed us about about the traffic light at Sunset Road and McLeod Drive and how long it can take to drive through the area.

He says sometimes during rush hour, he has had to wait up to seven minutes for the light to change. We thought that seemed a little excessive as well, so 13 Action News reached out to RTC, and then a traffic study was done on that light.

Here's what they found. While they can't confirm people have been waiting for seven minutes, people walking in that area can slow down the traffic cycles. There's not a lot that can be done about that. Pedestrians have the right of way, but the study did find that the sun could also be part of the problem.

Traffic flow at Sunset and McLeod is monitored by video detection, and the glare from the sun could be interfering with it, leading to longer wait times. So now, traffic heading north and south through that intersection will be changed to a faster cycle, which should help move things along.