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Slow lights at Adams Street crosswalk: Your Stories

Those of you who regularly cross Adams Street at either South Salina or Warren Streets in Syracuse have been asking whether the pedestrian signals work.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Those of you who regularly cross Adams Street at either South Salina or Warren Streets in Syracuse have been asking whether the pedestrian signals work.

The crossing light always seems to display a red hand and you haven't had any luck getting answers from the city's Department of Public Works.

That's because the intersections are controlled by the state Department of Transportation.

The state assures us the lights do work. Since the area receives only the occasional pedestrian the signal phasing does not normally include a pedestrian cycle.

The signal has to be activated by hand and it may take some time before it engages. Pushing the pedestrian button places a call to the controller, but then the signal must still go through its normal progression before reaching the pedestrian phase.

Do you have a question for the Your Stories team? We'll try to answer it. Call 446-9900 or email yourstories@9wsyr.com.

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