Strong arm: Muscular poles replacing wire that holds Memphis traffic signals

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: April 21, 2021 1:15 PM CT | Published: April 21, 2021 4:00 AM CT

A nearly $3.4 million project is underway to install “mast arm traffic signal poles” at a dozen intersections along a six-mile stretch of Jackson Avenue. The city will place mast arms at more intersections as funding allows.


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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.