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Flashing yellow arrow traffic display to be installed

New signal heads to be installed March 15, 2013, at Business KY 55 & KY 80 intersection/Russell Road and Jamestown Street (Franklin Nissan Corner), in Columbia, KY

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By Amber Hale, Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 8, Somerset, KY

SOMERSET, KY (March 12, 2013) - Motorists will soon encounter a new type of traffic signal on KY 55X in Columbia, KY.

The light includes a flashing yellow arrow, which indicates that motorists are allowed to proceed with caution but must yield to oncoming traffic.

This new type of traffic signal designed to improve safety at intersections will be installed Friday, March 15, 2013 weather permitting, by the Kentucky Transportation at the intersection of Business KY 55 and East KY 80.

The new signal display at Franklin Nissan corner has four intervals:

Yellow Flashing Lights

The flashing yellow arrow signal replaces the more traditional five-section head, which incorporates a green left turn arrow display for the protected left-turn movement and a green ball display for the permitted left turn movement.

The flashing yellow arrow replaces the traditional green ball for motorists making a permitted left turn and more clearly indicates to motorists that they must yield to oncoming traffic.

If the pavement sensor in the left-turn lane detects a constant presence of vehicles unable to turn on flashing yellow, the signal will ultimately display a green arrow, indicating a "protected" turn for the vehicles.

For information about the signal visit ome, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY. in charge of arrangements. - Amber Hale

This story was posted on 2013-03-12 07:24:53
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