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In a story that first broke Monday morning, April 1, the city of Freeman has announced plans to install a stoplight at the intersection of Cherry and Fifth Streets to help control traffic at the busy corner in time for the second weekend of Schmeckfest. The lights will face westbound traffic on Sixth Street and northbound traffic on Cherry Street. This artist's rendering is looking to the west. Freeman Mayor Sam Sorensen said the first weekend of Schmeckfest revealed just how busy traffic is at the corner and, out of safety concerns, the city made a quick decision to have the lights installed. Sorensen says they will be in place by Friday, April 5. "Safety is our No. 1 priority," the mayor told the Courier. "We're excited to move from the designation of a 'no-stoplight town' to a 'one-stoplight town.' It's time."


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