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Traffic light malfunctions at Airport Way and Cushman St. intersection

Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 4:08 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A traffic light at the intersection of Cushman Street and Airport Way is malfunctioning due to electrical issues.

The issue has blacked out one red light at the intersection. The green and yellow lights on the same box are still working.

While the fix will take time, there is still a functional red light on the traffic pole on the northwest corner of the road for drivers to use.

According to Caitlin Frye, the Department of Transportation is busy ordering the parts to fix the light, and finding the right person to repair it.

“When it comes to driving on the roads, there’s always a lot of unexpected things that are happening. Just make sure that when you’re on the road, you’re alert to what’s going on around you, you’re not looking at your phone, and that you’re not distracted. That’ll make you a lot more aware when you run into something unexpected, like maybe a red signal that’s out,” she said.

According to Frye, the light is expected to be fixed next week.

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