The City of Gillette's Development Services Department has announced that the Gillette Avenue/4th Street intersection will be closed to through traffic (in all directions) on Sunday, February 23rd from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Traffic control barricades will be placed on Gillette Avenue at 3rd Street and 5th Street, and on 4th Street at Kendrick Avenue and Gillette Avenue to remind drivers the intersection is closed. Traffic Control Map [PDF]
This closure is for a contractor to remove the traffic signals at the intersection and place permanent stop signs at the intersection. Please note that the street lights will remain at the intersection. The traffic signal began failing last week, due in part to a wiring malfunction caused by aging insulation and surrounding infrastructure wear and tear. Due to the traffic signal's planned removal as part of the Gillette Avenue reconstruction project, the Development Services Department decided against repairing the stoplights and determined that immediate removal and installation of permanent stop signs was the best way to proceed.
This intersection will continue to be controlled by a four-way stop after the Gillette Avenue reconstruction repairs are complete.
For more information contact Public Information Officer Joe Lunne at (307) 686-5393.