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INDOT Project To Affect Two Intersections On U.S. 41
Updated April 19, 2016 7:03 AM | Filed under: Transportation
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(VIGO CO.) - An Indiana Department of Transportation project will affect U.S. 41 at two intersections on Tuesday.

WTHI reports, Duke Energy will be turning off signals at U.S. 41 and Farrington Street as well as U.S. 41 and Hulman Street. The project is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. at U.S. 41 and Hulman.

Traffic will be controlled with flaggers at both intersections.

This project comes after Midwestern Electric was awarded the $1.2 million traffic signal modernization contract. This contract is scheduled to be completed by the end of May of this year.

"The most notable change to these new traffic signals will be the addition of a flashing yellow arrow," the press release stated.

Flashing yellow arrow signals allow left-turning traffic to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and pedestrians and turn when a suitable gap is available. This type of signal improves intersection efficiency by using cross-traffic gaps to allow more left turns.

When waiting in a dedicated left-turn lane, traffic may first see a flashing yellow arrow, depending upon signal phasing.

Should there not be suitable gaps in oncoming through traffic and sensors detect cars waiting to turn left, the flashing yellow arrow could change to a steady green arrow. This would stop oncoming traffic, allowing a protected left turn for drivers.

More information about flashing yellow left-turn arrow signals is available at www.in.gov/indot/3202.htm. You can also watch a video about flashing yellow arrows on INDOT's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmSfBsVKs7o



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