JOHNSON COUNTY — In the interest of enhancing mobility and safety, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be installing flashing yellow arrow signals at various intersections of State Highway 174 in Burleson. Installation should be complete in September, weather permitting.
Flashing yellow arrow left-turn signals are the new nationwide standard for signals where a driver must yield to oncoming traffic to turn left. They will be gradually phased in to replace the traditional circular green signals currently used to let drivers know that they must yield on green. TxDOT is working in cooperation with the City of Burleson to install these new signals. The five intersections on SH 174 where the flashing yellow arrow signals are being installed are at: Hillery St., Renfro St., Ellison, Newton Dr. and Summercrest Blvd.
Research has shown that the new flashing yellow arrow signals are safer and more easily understood by drivers than the traditional "yield on green" signals. These new signals provide additional opportunities for a driver to make a safer left turn than traditional signals.
For a demonstration of a working flashing yellow arrow traffic signal, view this video: New Flashing Yellow Arrow Left-Turn Signal.
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