Remember Media's CMAQ Congestion Mitigation Air Quality project? The project that allowed for a new traffic system and lights to be installed throughout Media and was awarded back in 1997? If not, It'll quickly come back to you if you've had to sit at one of Media's traffic signals for any extended amount of time waiting for the lights to change.
I spoke to a few contractors last week who are STILL working on this project and who told me that they haven't yet hooked up the computer systems that will allow for traffic synchronization. That was the whole reason in the first place for the project, which cost $1.9 million! Concerning even further was that they didn't have a high level of confidence it'll get fixed anytime soon. In comparison, Springfield township had a similar project that was completed in 2 years.
15 years and counting for a project that typically can be done in two? This is what happens when borough government issues a no-bid contract to a former borough engineer who goes on to bill $200,000 in fees.
|Traffic Lights Haven't been Synchronized|
So when you see no perpendicular traffic at an intersection and wonder why the light is taking so long to change, you'll now know it's because it hasn't been hooked up.