Posted: Monday, April 21st 2014 at 9:04am
GDOT plans traffic shift in Cumming, activation of new traffic lights in Hoschton
By Ken Stanford Staff
Georgia DOT plans a traffic lane shift overnight Wednesday at the State Route 141/Bethelview Road/State Route 9 intersection improvement project, if weather permits.
Approximately ¼ mile of State Route 9 south from its intersection with SR 141 will shift.
If weather cooperates, these traffic changes will begin Wednesday night and be complete by 6 a.m. Thursday. Lane closures will be required and traffic will be delayed in the area as the traffic shift occurs.
Shifting traffic allows traffic to continue to as sections of the new roadway are built.
This $5 million intersection reconstruction is expected to be finished by the end of the month.
HOSCHTON TRAFFIC LIGHTS
New traffic signals designed to improve safety and increase traffic flow – especially for left-turn movements – are coming to Hoschton.
The new flashing yellow arrow will be for three of four “legs” of the SR 124 intersection with SR 332. Both directions of SR 124 and SR 332 southbound will get the new flashing yellow arrows. The new flashing yellow arrows will be operational by 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, if weather permits.
The new traffic lights are called Four-Section Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) signals that will be deployed at intersections with historic heavy left-turning traffic volumes. The FYA signals will apply exclusively to drivers making left turns. The signal will be a vertical display of four left turn arrows functioning as follows (and displayed in the attachment):
· When solid Red arrow is illuminated, no left turn is allowed;
· When solid Yellow arrow is displayed, drivers should prepare to stop as light is about to turn red;
· When flashing Yellow arrow is illuminated, drivers may turn left but must yield to pedestrians and oncoming vehicles; and
· When solid Green arrow is displayed, drivers may turn left.
This is the fifth flashing yellow arrow installed in Georgia DOT’s Northeast service area, known as District One. One is in Jackson County. Two are in Forsyth County and one is in Statham, Barrow County.
The concept is being implemented statewide, according to GDOT officials.
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