Evanston’s City Council is scheduled to vote tonight to approve a plan to upgrade traffic signals at 18 intersections with energy-saving light-emitting-diode devices.

The project will cover state highways in the city, including Central and Dempster streets, Crawford Avenue and Golf Road.

The project is expected to cost $571,000. The state will pick up most of the tab, with the city having to kick in about 5 percent of the funds.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. For Real Energy Savings

    This sounds like a good hardware upgrade. But the energy suck at Evanston intersections is a software problem. When's the last time the City studied traffic flow and signal timing?

  2. Perhps its on the list but if

    Perhps its on the list but if not I think it should be. They need to include adding a LEFT turn arrow on Oakton at Ridge (onto Ridge)

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