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Left-Turn Arrow Installed at Routes 191 and 248 [Video]

Motorists, rejoice! The new left-turn arrow at the intersection of S. Broad Street and Easton Road in Nazareth has been turned on.

Don't hesitate, or you might spoil the opportunity to quickly turn left onto Easton Road.

The much-anticipated installation of a left-turn arrow at the intersection of S. Broad Street and Easton Road -- Routes 191 and 248 -- is complete.

The arrow appears for less than 10 seconds and allows roughly three cars to make a quick exit off S. Broad.

To fund the project, Nazareth Borough was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation under the Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) program.

In April 2012, the total cost of the project -- which changed a three-light traffic signal to a five-light traffic signal -- was estimated at $11,175.

The borough anticipated a $6,175 payment to complete the project. However, an estimate submitted by Telco Inc. revealed potential problems with the existing light's timing mechanisms.

Because of a variety of unknowns, Nazareth Borough Council on Sept. 4 agreed to pay Telco up to $10,000. Ever the optimists, the motion approved by Council noted the project could cost as little as $6,500.

Borough engineer Aaron Sisler was not immediately available for comment Friday.

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