City council hopes new stoplight will increase student safety


A new stoplight will soon be at the corner of Nord and Steward avenue Photo credit: Elizabeth Helmer

The busy section of Highway 32, where hundreds of students cross every day, will have a new stoplight soon.

The new traffic signal will be constructed between Nord and Stewart avenue, a intersection close by Chico State.

City Council has invested $200,000 in creating this stoplight in hopes of increasing safety for pedestrians and motorists.

Caltrans estimates that 11,000 vehicles and 900 pedestrians go through this particular spot every day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Construction is expected to start late March, and should be completed by the end of May.

Elizabeth Helmer can be reached at [email protected] or @lizziehelmer on Twitter.