BG City Commission Trying to Improve Downtown Traffic

By: Jon Hardison
By: Jon Hardison

If you've been through downtown Bowling Green recently, you know it's almost impossible to go more than a couple of blocks without hitting a red light.

Now city government wants to change that.

This afternoon the city commission met to hear the results of a signal light study that says a new upgrade to the system could dramatically improve traffic flow and cut down on accidents.

The new software would coordinate between state and local traffic lights and would cost around $1.3 million.

City planners are also considering the possibility of turning State, College and 10th streets into 2-way traffic corridors but that could cut down on parking.

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