Traffic lights have “loops” in the road that identify when there are vehicle waiting in that lane and control the light cycles. With the extreme weather conditions in the state of Maine and the weight of trucks that travel through the intersection several of those the loops were broken that caused the traffic light to be on flash for several months. Loops in the road are old technology. Intersections are now being controlled by overhead camera units. These camera units DO NOT record any audio or video, they do the same job as the loops but are above ground and easier to maintain. The job request has been submitted to the traffic control lighting contractor to upgrade the intersection to cameras. We have not been given a date to when this will occur but I optimistic that it will be done this spring.