The Danville City Commission voted unanimously Monday to endorse a state Department of Transportation plan to install a traffic light on Lexington Avenue at Seminole Trail, though one commissioner abstained because of a lack of detail provided about how the new light would affect traffic flow.
Mayor John W.D. Bowling said the state did not set a schedule for installing the light in asking for the commission's endorsement, but the work is likely to begin soon, within a month or two.
Commissioner Terry Crowley refused to endorse the plan.
"I have a problem sending a letter endorsing this when we don't have any idea what it will look like," Crowley said. "I want it there, but they can come in and put a light in and it could make it worse."
Crowley noted the recent lane changes on Lexington Avenue as a good reason why he didn't like making a blind endorsement. Other commissioners also expressed dissatisfaction with the recent changes, but nobody wanted to do anything to risk delaying the installation of the light.