City to Discuss Downtown Stoplights

NORFOLK - A decision on downtown stoplights is on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Norfolk City Council. In the spring, stoplights at the intersections of Norfolk Avenue with 2nd and 3rd streets were covered and replaced with stop signs for north-south traffic. The idea was to see if the stoplights could be removed from those two intersections, or if $12,000 should be spent on each of the lights for updates. A hearing was held at the last city council meeting, and most of those testifying favored restoring the lights for pedestrian safety and for the convenience of those trying to back out from downtown parking spaces. City councilmen will weigh in on the issue tonight. The City Council meeting will begin at 5:30 in the Council Chambers at 309 North 5th Street.