Traffic lights get serviced in Greencastle

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
A PA Percs crew was in Greencastle Friday performing preventative maintenance on the borough’s traffic lights. The visit occurs every six months.

Traffic was rerouted a little Friday when technicians from PA Percs in Mechanicsburg serviced lights at three Greencastle intersections. The crew comes every six months, as required by PennDOT, to check out the lighting systems. They worked on the lights at U.S. 11 at Route 16, Baltimore Street at Washington Street, and U.S.11 at Walter Avenue. They also checked the flashing lights on Leitersburg Street by the schools.

Once PennDOT installs new traffic signals, the municipality must hire a company to take care of them. The borough uses PA Percs and Antrim Township uses Republic ITS, Lancaster, for preventative maintenance.

The companies clean the cabinet, replace filters, fix anything broken, and most importantly, test the conflict monitor, so the red and green lights are not on at the same time.