New Signals at U.S. 16B (Catron Blvd.) and 5th St.
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Rapid City, S.D. – In a continual effort to provide the safest roadways, the South Dakota Department of Transportation has installed flashing yellow turn arrows at the intersection of U.S. 16B (Catron Boulevard.) and 5th Street in Rapid City.
A flashing yellow arrow means left turns are permitted, but drivers must first yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians before proceeding with caution. The new system replaces the solid green “ball” indication as a signal for motorists to proceed through the intersection.
The solid yellow arrow means motorists should prepare to stop or complete left turns if they are in the intersection.
The change to flashing yellow arrows is the result of a national study conducted for the Federal Highway Administration which demonstrated that the new signals help prevent left turn crashes by 35 percent.
For more information, contact Doug Kinniburgh with the Department of Transportation at 605-773-5361.
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