Byram gets the green light for more green light

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:51

    Byram - If drivers cruising down Route 206 in Byram next week feel luckier than usual in making the green lights, they may not be imagining things. The Township of Byram's request to lengthen the green light time was approved by the state Department of Transportation. Currently, the amount of green light time at Waterloo, Brookwood and Route 206 traffic signals fluctuates from 150 seconds during the morning and evening rush, to 120 seconds for most of the day, to 90 seconds overnight. The new proposal will maintain the 150-second cycle time throughout the day, changing to 90 seconds from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday cycle times will increase as well. The changes may seem subtle, but according to Town Manager Greg Poff, they will significantly improve traffic flow. "The changes during the week will move traffic for a greater duration," said Poff. "On Saturday and Sunday there is a (traffic) crunch until after lunch. We want more cycle time to move traffic." The changes will be put into place next week.