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Opinion: $250,000 for a traffic light? Really?

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We were stunned to report this week on Page 2A that the pricetag for a new traffic signal on Highway 61 is going to be approximately $250,000.

That amount of money for a traffic light is staggering.

We understand the prices of things have gone up recently. But $250,000 for some poles and lightbulbs?

Surely there must be a way for the price of such a fixture to come down.

If we can't build traffic signals for less than $250,000, something is seriously wrong.

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