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Stoplight malfunctioning at busy intersection on Indy's south side

Posted at 6:47 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 19:18:25-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The traffic lights at a busy intersection on the city's south side repeatedly have stopped working, causing major backups.

Despite calling the Department of Transportation to complain, one driver says it continues to happen over and over.

For the last several months Jason Morris, a south side resident, says the traffic signals stop working at State Road 135 and Meridian School Road.

"First and for most, I view this as a safety issue," Morris said. "Sure, it is inconvenient. It causes traffic problems for people, and it takes longer to get places, but really this is a safety thing."

Photos of crash scenes at the intersection are in the video above.

Morris has called on other drivers to call INDOT to report the problem. A call he has made several times.

"They said signal technicians were on the way to the scene and their problem should be under control soon," Morris said. "I know other people who called hours after I do get that same response. I'm not sure what to believe really. To date the problem really hasn't been fixed it seems like it's been temporarily remedied every time they come out."

RTV6 reached out to INDOT to find out what is being done. An INDOT spokeswoman with the department says crews have been to the intersection on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

the crews fixed some wiring that was causing the light to go to flashers but now that wiring is fixed and hopefully the light is working correctly.

"I want this thing fixed; there are various schools nearby kids have to go through this intersection all the time," Morris said. "I want it fixed, and I want it fixed for the long-term and not a short term Band-Aid type of scenario."

If drivers continue to notice an issue at State Road 135 and Meridian School Road, INDOT says the best way to report it is at

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