Beacon Journal staff

CUYAHOGA FALLS: The traffic signal at Chestnut Boulevard and Second Street will become a flashing light.

City officials wanted to remove the light and use the parts to upgrade the traffic signal a block away at Sackett Avenue and Second Street rather than spend $12,000 on new parts.

Mary Ellen Pyke, a Republican representing Ward 2, asked her colleagues to keep the light because of a sight distance problem that she feared could lead to accidents.

By a vote of 8-2 on Monday, council approved a compromise amendment proposed by Don Walters, a Democrat representing Ward 6.

The light will continue hanging in the intersection, but it will flash red on Chestnut Boulevard and yellow on Second Street.