Starting Monday, The Alabama Department of Transportation and City of Tuscaloosa will upgrade 14 traffic signals along 15th Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway (Highway 215).
The upgraded signals include a flashing yellow arrow designed to help drivers make safer left turns. ALDOT sites a 2016 study by the Illinois Center for
Transportation, which found flashing yellow arrows reduced left turn-related crashes by nearly 25 percent. The study found a crash reduction of 36 percent among drivers ages 16 - 21.
The upgraded signals will feature four arrows:
The new signals will be installed at the following intersections along 15th Street/Veterans Memorial Parkway (Highway 215):
ALDOT asks drivers to expect minor delays and use caution in the work zones.
Some other locations in Tuscaloosa have already received these upgraded traffic signals.
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