After two months work traffic signals and Moonlight and Lincoln Lane have been put in service. Photo courtesy of City of Gardner

After two months work traffic signals and Moonlight and Lincoln Lane have been put in service. Photo courtesy of City of Gardner

Following two months of work, the traffic signals at the intersection of Lincoln Lane and Moonlight Road went live on Thurs., Jan. 14 afternoon.
The lights were put into flash mode, with a yellow blinking light for north and southbound traffic and a red blinking light for east and westbound traffic. They will be put into full function on Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. It is estimated that about 12,000 vehicles that go through Moonlight and the 6,000 vehicles that go through Lincoln each day will be affected by the change, which was made to improve safety at the intersection.
“We have so much traffic coming in and out of that area, especially vehicles turning left onto Moonlight, that it was important for us to take measures to reduce the chances for accidents,” Brian Faust, public works director, said. “While it may take the public a little time to get use to the new signals, they should provide protection for Lincoln vehicles to cross while also maximizing green time for Moonlight vehicles.”
The project also consisted of upgrading sidewalk ramps and pavement markings to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. Areas with temporary striping will be repainted when weather conditions allow. The total costs of the project was $256,000, with $138,000 of that amount coming from Johnson County’s County Assisted Road System (CARS) funding and the remaining amount allotted from the city’s Special Highway Fund.
The city will monitor the flow of traffic through the intersection and make adjustments as needed.
Contact the City of Gardner Public Works Department at 913.856.0914 for more information.