Ever since damage was caused to the signal lights at U.S. 177 and Hardesty Road at the end of October, traffic flow at the intersection has been hindered as the city was forced to wait on some items for repairs.

Ever since damage was caused to the signal lights at U.S. 177 and Hardesty Road at the end of October, traffic flow at the intersection has been hindered as the city was forced to wait on some items for repairs.

A semi truck reportedly hit one of the poles in an accident.

Shawnee City Manager Justin Erickson said the damage was substantial.

He said much had to be replaced: the pole, mast arm, signal heads, back plates, detection camera, wiring, underground conduit, and a concrete footing — that is 3 1/2’ diameter by 12’ deep — and remove the old concrete footing, as well.

Some of the repair items were not in stock and shipping was delayed, Erickson said.

He said the lights at the intersection have been back in operation since Wednesday.

He said he appreciated the public's patience while the lights were not operating properly.

The city has been reimbursed fully by the trucking company responsible for the damage at the intersection, which totaled around $20,000, Erickson said.