East Jefferson and Montgomery streets
Not so long ago, most signals in downtown Syracuse were mounted on poles.
Those signals were installed around 1945, and were originally painted
yellow. In the 1950s, they were repainted green, and more or less ruled
But times started to change in 1980, when new spanwire signals were installed
at Clinton Square. From that time up to the present, the old pole-mounted
signals were replaced by new yellow signals mounted on wires or tubular
The last ones downtown were located here. In 1998, a large tubular mast
was supposed to be installed here, by the Catholic cathedral; however,
it was decided to replace the old pole-mounted units with new ones that
have the 12-8-8 combination (large red light). These signals began operation
around December 1998.