The city of Maricopa is about to give the green light to construction of a traffic signal at the crash-prone intersection of Bowlin and White and Parker Roads.

Installation of the city’s newest traffic light is scheduled to begin next month and tentatively run through the summer.

Tempe-based Nesbitt Contracting Co. will construct the signal, part of the city’s 2024 capital improvements program. The city budgeted $1.7 million for the project.

“The project consists of widening the south and east legs of the intersection, along with the installation of a traffic signal,” city spokesperson Quinn Konold said. “All four travel directions will have dedicated left turn bays, and westbound Bowlin Road will have a continuous right turn lane.”

The intersection will be converted into a four-way stop once construction is underway, and until the traffic signal flashes into operation, Konold said.

The signal would eliminate the existing two-way stop intersection where T-bone crashes are common. The White and Park Road crossing of the intersection is free-flowing north and south without stop signs.

The intersection is one of two that connects the east side of Maricopa to the west.