Due to high wind conditions overnight on March 6, 2017 the traffic signal pole and mast arm at the intersection of 11th Street and Poyntz Avenue collapsed. No injuries or damage to private property were reported. A temporary stop light is in place and will remain until the project is completed by the end of 2018.
The intersection is scheduled for complete replacement and new left turn lanes this year. The City was awarded a safety grant from KDOT to construct new left turn lanes on 11th Street. As a part of the project, the design calls for replacement of all the traffic signal poles and new controller equipment. The project schedule has KDOT bidding the project July 2018, and the City Commission taking up consideration of the bids in July.