BAY VILLAGE, OH (WOIO) - It was supposed to be a way to keep traffic moving at Bradley and Nagle Roads. However, Reporter Paul Orlousky investigated and found the city of Bay Village had to undo the improvement that cost the taxpayers $1,250,000.
The new traffic signals at Bradley and Nagle Roads, at the Norfolk and Southern Rail crossing, remain covered, due to a flaw in the railroad's planning. When the gates come down, the traffic light remained green. There's been confusion, close calls and an accident.
"There's a timing issue that the city is trying to work with the railroad and the engineers to make sure it is as safe as possible," says Bay Village Police Lt. C. Holliday.
Driver confusion isn't the only problem created by the change. Because of the lack of coordination between the railroad signal and the traffic signal there is a real possibility that a car coming across the tracks and obeying the traffic signal could get hung up on the tracks.
Officials say they are waiting for the problem to be resolved, before they get the intersection back working with the signals and crossing gates.