Malfunctioning Jacksonville traffic lights create safety concern

Action News Jax reporter Beth Rousseau is speaking with residents frustrated with the stop light at the intersction of Kernan and Atlantic Blvd. who say all lights will stay red for excessive amounts of time. See her report on the safety concerns this is causing on Action News Jax on CBS47 and FOX30.

Malfunctioning traffic lights in East Arlington are creating a safety concern, according to drivers Monday.

In video obtained by Action News Jax vehicles are stopped at the intersection where lights in all direction appear to be red.


After waiting for more than 3 minutes, the footage shows cars moving through the intersection even though the light had not changed.

On man said, “At 5 A.M. for the past 2 weeks the light has not worked,” he continued, “it’s a major intersection, multiple vehicles and it’s only a matter of time until someone gets in a wreck.”

He also said he reported the problem to JSO 9 times but nothing has been done.

The driver explained, “Talked to countless operators, countless sergeants.”

The City of Jacksonville’s Twitter account responded to a tweet about the issue saying: ‘Thanks for alerting us. Our Traffic Engineering Division is aware of the issue and is working to address.’

Families tell me they’d like to see officers directing traffic at the intersection until the issue is resolved.

Action News Jax reached out to the City of Jacksonville about the traffic lights but has not yet received a response.

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