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MoDOT To Monitor Traffic At Malls On Black Friday

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Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say they will do what they can to alleviate traffic at major shopping malls on Black Friday.

Linda Wilson Horn with MoDOT says engineers will monitor traffic signals at malls located along state roads.

“From our transportation management center in Chesterfield we have remote computer communication with our traffic signals," said Wilson Horn. "If they see a situation they can try to provide a little more green time for certain movement to try to help a situation.

Though some Black Friday sales start on Thursday evening, Wilson Horn says engineers will only be monitoring traffic signals during peak holiday shopping time on Friday morning.

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