Joplin Soon to See First Flashing Yellow Left-Turn Arrow

Published 04/04 2014 05:15PM

Updated 04/04 2014 07:45PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- The City of Joplin is getting its first flashing yellow left-turn arrow. It will be located along 7th Street between Range Line and Route 249 in Joplin-Duquesne. Drivers getting a flashing yellow left-turn arrow can make a left turn, but only after yielding to oncoming vehicles and pedestrians. When the flashing stops and becomes a solid yellow arrow, drivers should treat it as a yellow signal and prepare to stop. Drivers might be a little confused adjusting to the new signal but MODOT says they will get used to it. 

"We build new signals and we upgrade our existing signals that's going to be the new standard to start taking down. What you see with what we call the 5 section with the ball green installing these instead," said Dave Taylor, MODOT. 

Crews will be working on the new signal next week and is expected to be in full operation by the end of April. 

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