SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - More Sioux Falls traffic lights will begin flashing yellow or red after 11 p.m. instead of the normal cycling phase.
Mayor Mike Huether, Traffic Engineer Health Hoftiezer and Police Chief Doug Barthel made the announcement Thursday morning at 26th Street and Sycamore Avenue
Huether says the move is just common sense and is more efficient. He says every time a car or truck has to stop at a light it's wasting gas. He says it's expensive, harms our environment and it's just not prodctive.
Hoftiezer says the city has 250 traffic signals and just over eighty percent of them will flash at night.
At intersections with less evening traffic, signals will start flashing at 10 p.m..
Drivers must stop at flashing red lights before proceeding.