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Special Pedestrian Light at Dover HS Questioned

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DOVER, Del. (AP)- A specialized pedestrian traffic light outside the new Dover High School has some city council members concerned.

At a council meeting Monday night, President David Bonar and other members told a Delaware Department of Transportation official they would have preferred a full traffic signal to ensure safety of students who need to cross Del. Route 8.

A traffic engineer for the state transportation department said the location does not warrant a full traffic signal, but said the pedestrian signal is a reasonable compromise.

The signal is activated when a pedestrian pushes a button. A progression of yellow and red lights stops traffic in the crosswalk for a little over 15 seconds.

The signal will be activated Thursday. School begins Aug. 21.
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