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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Making intersections safer – Flashing yellow turn arrows headed to 19 intersections

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You’ve already seen them at some intersections. They’re the flashing yellow turn arrows that remind drivers to look before they leap, and they’re coming to more intersections this year.

Safety is always a top priority in Castle Rock. National research has shown that these flashing yellow turn arrows can improve safety at an intersection. That’s because the arrows remind drivers to watch for oncoming cars before making a left turn at a signalized intersection. The reduction in T-bone collisions increases the safety at the 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 mid-November, 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. 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.

View a schedule, funding information and location map at CRgov.com/FlashingYellow. Then, watch our Facebook page, Facebook.com/CRgov for updates and information.

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