City: Traffic Signal at Valleyview & Knickerbocker Out for a Month
UPDATE 11/15/18 3:30 p.m. The traffic signal at Knickerbocker Road and Valleyview Drive was damaged Wednesday, Nov. 14.
For the next few weeks, all directions of traffic will be controlled by a flashing red light, requiring all vehicles to stop.
The estimated time for repairs and replacement to the traffic light is 30-45 days. For added safety, the signal at Knickerbocker Road and Bentwood Drive has also been placed in a flashing red to slow traffic as it approaches Valleyview from the east.
SAN ANGELO,TX -- Traffic has been slowed at the intersection of Knickerbocker Rd. and Valley View Blvd after a big rig snagged the signal light knocking out the signal light.
According to witnesses at the scene, the traffic signal pole on the corner by the Stripes convenience store was knocked down.
Crews with the San Angelo office of the Texas Department of Transportation were at the intersection by the Walmart Neighborhood Market Wednesday afternoon directing traffic and working to correct the downed pole.
We are awaiting an official statement from TxDot.
There is no timeline information available at this time as to when the traffic signal will be repaired.
Workers expect traffic to be backed up on Knickerbocker Rd. Thursday morning during drive time.
When a traffic signal ceases to work, State Law requires the intersection be treated as a four way stop.
It is expected that temporary stop signs will be erected at the intersection.
This is a developing story.