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