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PCB won’t get a traffic light at Allison Ave. intersection anytime soon

If you find yourself waiting for a long time trying to turn at the intersection of Allison...
If you find yourself waiting for a long time trying to turn at the intersection of Allison Avenue and Back Beach Road, you won't be seeing a traffic signal put in anytime soon.(WJHG/WECP)
Published: Apr. 16, 2021 at 10:41 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - If you find yourself waiting for a long time trying to turn at the intersection of Allison Avenue and Back Beach Road, you won’t be seeing a traffic signal put in anytime soon.

Florida Department of Transportation spokesperson Ian Satter said they’re aware of the growing concerns at this intersection. Satter said a study done in 2018, conducted from data from 2013 to 2017, showed 54 crashes at the Allison Avenue intersection. Out of these crashes, Satter said there were 27 injuries and one death. Satter said the study determined a traffic signal was warranted at that intersection.

The cost of traffic lights depends on each location, but it ranges from $700,000 to $1.5 million.

“But with projects of that nature, you have to acquire funding for that project. we are looking to have that funding and construction in place starting in 2024,” said Satter.

With the recent addition of the traffic signal at Moylan Road and Front Beach Road, we asked Satter data for crashes to compare. Satter said he had to request that data and won’t have it Friday.

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