Getting the signal
Don Jones, a mechanic with the Port Aransas Public Works Department, puts together a new traffic light destined for the intersection of Alister Street and Cotter Avenue. Both aging traffic lights at the intersection will be replaced with new ones. The replacement work is expected to take place beginning Monday, Jan. 25, and last two or three days, according to Red Babb, the city’s streets supervisor. During that time, stop signs and traffic directors will control traffic at the intersection, including at night, Babb said. The new lights, which cost a total of $3,300, will be brighter and more reliable than the old ones, Babb said.