SIKESTON—The Missouri Department of Transportation is currently preparing to retrofit a signal in Jackson, Mo., with a flashing yellow arrow. The signal is located at the intersection of School Lane and MO Route 25.
The updated signal will feature a flashing yellow arrow for left turning traffic, which will help increase efficiency during off-peak times. A flashing yellow arrow will signify that drivers turning left should yield to oncoming traffic. The signal will also display solid green arrows when left turning traffic has the right of way. A solid yellow arrow will indicate drivers should prepare to stop or complete the turn if in the intersection.
Weather permitting, work will begin the week of April 29, with the flashing yellow arrow expected to be in operation by the end of the week. As work is underway, traffic will be minimally impacted.
“By using the flashing yellow arrow during off-peak times, traffic on MO 25 will see fewer red lights and an increase in traffic flow,” said Senior Traffic Studies Specialist Jake Butler.
Butler explained flashing yellow arrows have been installed at numerous locations and have received positive reviews from area motorists.
“Across the state, we have had great success with flashing yellow arrows,” he said. “Motorists appreciate the increased efficiency and eased congestion.”
For more information, please contact Butler at (573) 243-2582, District Traffic Engineer Craig Compas at (573) 472-5310 or MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636). A video of signals with flashing yellow arrows is also available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6-hcgWt7co.