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Harrisburg announces 2nd Street traffic light update, as two-way conversion continues

Traffic lights along N. 2nd Street, including this one at Verbeke Street, will flash yellow through Oct. 11, as part of the road construction project.

As construction continues on N. 2nd Street in Harrisburg, the city is alerting residents of an update to the road’s traffic pattern.

As part of the process to transition the corridor from one-way to two-way, the city announced that traffic signals between Forster and Division streets will flash yellow from now until Oct. 11.

The affected lights are located at Verbeke, Reily, Kelker, Maclay, Emerald, and Radnor streets.

Traffic approaching 2nd Street from side streets will be met with flashing red lights and stop signs. Vehicles will need to yield to oncoming northbound traffic along 2nd Street.

According to Matt Maisel, communications director for Harrisburg, the city is required by PennDOT to flash or cover signal heads for a minimum of 90 days. During that time, installation of new traffic control devices will occur.

2nd Street is expected to transition to two-way traffic in June, while completion of the road project will likely happen in mid-October or early November, according to the city.

The project also includes constructing medians and roundabouts at several intersections. The goal of the street conversion is to make the road more walkable and safe for residents. It is part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative to eliminate pedestrian fatalities.

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