The long awaited traffic signal at the intersection of Colorado and Monte Vista avenues was turned on and flashing red on Monday.
Construction at the intersection began in April, with demolition of the existing landscape in the construction area. Then, at the end of May, Colorado Avenue was closed between Monte Vista Avenue and Burman Drive, while the portion was repaved.
According to Mike Pitcock, City of Turlock Director of Development Services, the intersection was was reopened on Sept. 4, only a couple days after the estimated Sept. 2 date, despite construction being halted briefly.
The construction company who was in charge of the $750,000 project had another project at a school in another town that they had tried to complete before the school year began.
In mid-August, the company returned to the site to complete the construction.
While the traffic signal is now up-and-running, the intersection is not complete.
The street signs for the intersection are backordered, said Pitcock, and it is unknown when they will arrive and be installed. However, Pitcock said that the City is working on temporary signage for the intersection.
As of Monday at 3 p.m., the traffic signal was flashing red, after being activated that afternoon, and should be cycling through and fully-operational soon, according to Pitcock.