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New traffic lights not quite ready for prime time

Don’t blame the messenger.

The inauguration of the new traffic light system installed to regulate movement at the junction of the Libramiento bypass and the Chapala-Jocotepec highway was called off barely four hours before it was scheduled to start on Friday, March 5, at about the same time last week’’s edition of this newspaper hit the stands.

According to Chapala Press Chief Felipe Aguilar, the event was suspended because technicians were unable to complete the synchronization of the signals and fully test the equipment before the designated hour.

“We hope all the lights will be operating at 100 percent by this Friday,“ the official stated.

Local motorists, cyclists and pedestrians would be advised to observe extra precautions at that point, as roadway travelers gradually become accustomed to safely navigating the strategic crossroads.

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