YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – After months of having broken and defective crosswalk signals in parts of downtown Youngstown, new equipment is on its way.
A few days ago, our news team discovered many of the signals showing pedestrians when it was safe to cross the streets downtown were not working as they should. In fact, the signals at Market Street and Front Street in front of the Mahoning County Courthouse had actually been removed.
Youngstown Mayor John McNally said workers in the city’s Traffic and Signals Department ordered the needed equipment months ago.
“They take time. With the limited staff and limited resources, we did hear from some workers at the courthouse over the past few months who were concerned about where they were crossing and getting to work safely. And so we wanted to address those issues,” McNally said.
The first new signals will be installed this week on Market Street at the intersections with Front Street and Boardman Street. The mayor said workers also will be checking other crossing signals downtown to see which are working properly and which ones need to be replaced as well.