Jen Ward 540-387-5238
Aug. 25, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: FLASHING YELLOW ARROW INSTALLATION BEGIN NEXT WEEK AT INTERSECTIONS IN THREE COUNTIES
SALEM – Over the next several weeks, several traffic signals will be fitted with flashing yellow arrows. Weather permitting, work is expected to take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day at these locations:
- During the week of August 28 through September 1, flashing yellow arrows will be installed at the intersections of Route 11 (Lee Highway) and Route 605 (Shadwell Drive) and Route 11 (Lee Highway) and Route 654 (Read Mountain Road) in Botetourt County.
- During the week of September 11 through September 15, flashing yellow arrows will be installed at the intersections of Route 114 (Peppers Ferry Boulevard) and Route 679 (Viscoe Road), Route 114 (Peppers Ferry Boulevard) and Fulk Drive and Route 114 (Peppers Ferry Boulevard) and Route 600 (Belspring Road) in Pulaski County.
- During the week of September 25 through September 29, flashing yellow arrows will be installed at the intersections of Route 419 (Electric Road) and I-81 Southbound Ramp and Route 419 (Electric Road) and I-81 Northbound Ramp in Roanoke County.
Lane closures will be in place and police will control traffic through the intersection. Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the work zone.
Flashing yellow arrows are more effective than the more common circular green light and other signals at conveying to drivers the need to yield before turning left at permissive turns. Studies have shown that after a short learning period flashing yellow signals are better understood, better obeyed and are safer.
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