MoDOT to improve traffic signals at 3 intersections in Sikeston | News
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Transportation says they are currently preparing to improve traffic signals at three intersections in Sikeston.
The signals will be retrofitted with flashing yellow arrows, which will help ease traffic flow.
Work to update signals at the intersections of Route 61 with Helen and Smith Streets, and the intersection of Route 62 with Stalcup Drive is expected to begin Thursday, April 11 and be completed by Friday, April 26. MoDOT also plans to install flashing yellow arrows at the Route 60/Route 61 interchange in the coming weeks. As work is underway to update the signals, traffic will be minimally impacted.
Installing flashing yellow arrows for left turning traffic will help increase efficiency during off-peak times. A flashing yellow arrow will signify that drivers turning left should yield to oncoming traffic. The signals will also display solid green arrows when left turning traffic has the right of way. A solid yellow arrow will indicate drivers should prepare to stop or complete the turn if in the intersection.
"By using flashing yellow arrows during off-peak times, mainline traffic will see fewer red lights," said District Traffic Engineer Craig Compas. "Across the state, we have had great success with flashing yellow arrows. Motorists appreciate the increased efficiency and eased congestion."
For more information, please contact Compas at 573-472-5310 or MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).
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