Flashing yellow turn arrows remind drivers to look before they leap. National research confirms this extra caution can reduce T-bone collisions and increase safety at an intersection.
Flashing yellow arrows already exist at nearly a dozen intersections in Town, such as at Meadows Parkway and Limelight Avenue and at Plum Creek Parkway and Wilcox Street Downtown.
Starting in November 2017, crews will install these arrows at 19 more intersections throughout Town. They’ll be along Front Street, Fifth Street, Meadows Boulevard, Plum Creek Parkway, Wilcox Street and Wolfensberger Road. (See map below.) These intersections were chosen based on traffic volumes.
To do the work safely, crews will have to close some turn lanes, but intersections will remain open at all times. Work is expected to move quickly, so driver impacts should be minimal. Work is expected to last through January 2018. Watch our Facebook page for updates and information.
These new signals are funded by voter-approved TABOR revenues. In November 2016, 69 percent of Castle Rock voters approved a measure that allowed the Town to keep $714,580 in revenues beyond TABOR limits from 2015. Voters specifically allocated that money to police, fire, emergency medical and transportation purposes. Learn more about this and other TABOR surplus projects.