We needed answers and the city finally has an explanation.
I know I am not the only person who notices something weird dangling from the Short North arches recently. Many people who live in the area have noticed this as well.
Finally, the city is giving us more details as to what these mysterious objects are on the arches. The answer: wireless radio. Why do we need these? The new radios “help with coordinating the traffic signals and alleviate congestion.”
“As part of the Columbus Traffic Signal System project, the existing system is being migrated in phases to the new traffic signal system so that everything is underground and wireless,” said Debbie Briner with the city’s department of public service. “Several of the wireless radios have been temporarily installed along High Street until new fiber can be installed in the underground conduit constructed as part of the Short North construction. The radios help coordinate the traffic signals and alleviate congestion.”
Once the fiber installation is finished the radios will come down.