Downtown Papio Pedestrian Signal System Work Begins

After being held up with supply chain and jurisdictional issues, the work to put a pedestrian-activated stoplight in place at the intersection of N. Washington and W. 2nd Streets in downtown Papillion has begun.

The new signal is scheduled to become operational in August;

In 2019, 10-year old Abby Whitford died from injuries she suffered when she was hit by a vehicle whose driver failed to yield while she was crossing the intersection.

Besides the supply issues holding up work on the signal since the child's death, was the fact that stretch of road was under control of the state as Nebraska Highway 85.

The City now has jurisdiction.

The City of Papillion says 30,000 to 40,000 thousand cars a day go through that intersection south of the Papillion City Hall in a community that is the Sarpy County seat.

The City of Omaha has two of these signal systems: 50th and G and 192nd and Farnam.

(Pictures from Getty Images and City of Papillion)

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