New traffic signals coming to Pasco

PASCO, Wash. - Pasco is tired of having drivers sit at intersections, and the city's plan to replace traffic signals is moving forward.

About 40 traffic lights need to be replaced altogether, many dating back to the 70s. Intersections will also receive curb improvements, upgraded flashers and traffic separators. Some of the main intersections include Court Street at 40th and 22nd, along with Sun Willows Boulevard and 20th. Drivers say they can't wait.

"I can sit through that light two, three times sometimes," said Jake Vance. "I don't know what it is, but that light turns green and then turns red, lets one car through maybe, and that can make me late for work, and that's a problem. You know, every one of these lights has a problem like that."

Pasco will take public input before work begins. The design phase alone is costing more than $250,000.