Motorists who have been infuriated by an antiquated traffic signal system at a busy Endicott intersection are about to get some relief.

The signals at McKinley Avenue and Monroe Street are to be replaced in the next few weeks.

Kent Rapp with Endicott's engineering department says the work is part of a major improvement project that will improve traffic flow at the major gateway into the village.

Workers at the intersection of McKinley Avenue and Monroe Street. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The intersection is located north of the Route 17 interchange. Thousands of vehicles travel through the area each day.

Many people who live and work in the area have complained about the old signals at the intersection. Some have called them the "most annoying" signals they encounter.

Mayor John Bertoni said it seems "everybody gets frustrated" about the problems at the intersection. He noted many people are irritated by a left-turn arrow that is too short during periods of heavy traffic.

Crews now are busy doing underground work and putting in new curbs at the intersection. Milling and paving also will be done in the next few days.

Workers from Binghamton Road Electric are expected to install poles and traffic loops for the signal system. The new traffic signals then can be put into place.

The control box for the traffic signals was installed several decades ago. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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