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Posted: Tuesday, 21 January 2014 11:10AM

New Cadiz Stoplight On Highway 68 On And Working

For the first time in the nearly 20 year history of the US 68 four-lane near Cadiz, traffic at the intersection with Main Street will be controlled by a stoplight. After a crew from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's traffic safety department removed the stop sign Tuesday morning, Traffic Permit Supervisor Tom Hines placed the new stoplight in active mode. Hines says the new light answers a request made about a year ago by Cadiz officials.

Transportation crews have placed traffic message boards on 68/80 and on Main Street reminding motorists the stoplight is active.  Cadiz Police Public Information Officer Sargeant Scott Brown says the department is hoping the light will improve traffic safety at the intersection.

Brown adds that drivers heading east and west on US 68 need to remember the rules have changed, along with drivers turning left onto US 68 from Main Street.

Transportation Cabinet officials estimate more than 12,300 vehicles pass through the intersection every day, with more than 300 turning onto US 68 from Main Street each day. The new light is designed to be ready for full 4-lane traffic when an additional two lanes are constructed in the future for US 68 around Cadiz.

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