DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Some traffic lights in downtown Dothan are keeping drivers stopped a little longer than usual.

The Dothan Traffic Engineering Division has received some complaints about the Alice and West Main Street intersection downtown.

Drivers have expressed waiting longer at the light — traffic engineers estimating about 30 to 40 seconds.

The delay comes from the repaving of roads at that intersection, it was recently repaved and milled and while work was taking place, the contractor tripped the loop in the asphalt.

It’s a vehicle detection device that lets the traffic signal know when there is someone waiting at the light — loops are mainly at older intersections.

So far it hasn’t been fixed yet but they are keeping a close eye on the signal timing.

“If we have cameras we will watch it and see if the signal needs to be tweaked. That is the most that we can do to make sure we are watching it during the peak hours morning and afternoon and make sure we are giving passengers the least amount of wait time,” says Traffic Engineer Noah Murphy

Murphy says they are going around upgrading older intersections with loops to move to a radar system that can see through rain and dense fog — it causes fewer problems.