Dawn Eischen 804-524-6179
April 8, 2016
FLASHING YELLOW ARROW DISPLAYS COMING TO SEVEN LOCATIONS IN CHESTERFIELD, GOOCHLAND COUNTIES
New four-head signal display will reduce wait times at intersections
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will implement new signal displays at seven locations in Chesterfield and Goochland counties beginning this week to make turning left at each intersection more efficient. The new four-head signals will use a combination of a green arrow and a flashing yellow arrow to allow for a smoother flow of traffic and to reduce wait time for left-turning vehicles. When illuminated, the flashing yellow arrow allows waiting motorists to make a left turn after yielding to oncoming traffic.
The $22,000 yellow signal expansion project includes the following locations in Chesterfield and Goochland counties:
- Jefferson Davis Hwy. (Rt. 1) at the Home Depot entrance
- Jefferson Davis Hwy. (Rt. 1) at Harrowgate Rd. (Rt. 144)
- Huguenot Rd. (Rt. 147) at Forest Hill Ave.
- Huguenot Rd. (Rt. 147) at Woodmont Rd.
- Meadowville Rd. at I-295 northbound ramps
- Meadowville Rd. at I-295 southbound ramps
- Broad St. (Rt. 250) at Manakin Rd.
Flashing yellow arrow signals are already in place in several locations around the region. The new signals allow left-turns but at the same time communicate the “caution” message to drivers. During the first months after installation, supplemental guiding signage will also be in place to assist drivers with the new conditions.
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