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Oklahoma City Installs New Traffic Signal

May 2, 2013

Oklahoma City Installs New Traffic Signal

The primary benefit of installing proper traffic lights along intersection areas is to provide protection to oncoming vehicles and pedestrians.  Traffic lights also help organize traffic to ensure that accidents are prevented.

To improve traffic flow in Oklahoma City, a new traffic signal will be introduce to select intersection areas. A flashing yellow arrow will be added to the existing set of left turn signals to allow drivers to make a permissive left turn. If there are no oncoming vehicles or pedestrians, the flashing yellow arrow will be turned on, so drivers can make a left turn even if the solid green light is off.

This new flashing yellow light is being added to the group of existing turn arrows, which include a steady red arrow, a steady yellow arrow, and a steady green arrow. However, the new left signal will only be used in intersections with dedicated left turn lanes. Only the solid yellow light will continue be used in areas without dedicated left turn lanes in order to ensure efficiency and safety among drivers and pedestrians.

Only a handful of intersections in the city will initialing be receiving the new flashing yellow signal. These include: N Walker Avenue & W Reno Avenue, N Hudson Avenue & W Reno Avenue, N Robinson Avenue & W Reno Avenue, N E.K. Gaylord & W Reno Avenue, N Hudson Avenue & W Sheridan Avenue, N Robinson Avenue & W Sheridan Avenue, N E K Gaylord & W Sheridan Avenue, N May Avenue & NW 52nd Street, Lake Hefner Parkway & NW 63rd Street, N Portland Avenue & NW 63rd Street, St Clair & NW 63rd Street, N Shartel Avenue & NW 63rd Street, and N County Line Road & W Hefner Road.

Chris George
Oklahoma City Realtor
405.843.8188

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