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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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FRED-53927

Aug. 12, 2011



NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL TO ACTIVATE IN STAFFORD
Signal with Flashing Yellow Arrow will be operational on Tuesday, Aug. 16

FREDERICKSBURG—Warning lights are flashing today on a new traffic signal in Stafford County at the intersection of Route 1 and the on-ramp entrance to northbound Interstate 95 at Exit 143/Aquia and Garrisonville Road. 

 

These lights prepare motorists for the full, future operation of a traffic signal. This signal will operate in flash mode until Tuesday, Aug. 16, giving motorists time to adjust the presence of the new signal and traffic pattern.

 

The signal will go into full operation following the morning rush hour on Tuesday.

 

A flashing yellow arrow will appear on the signal, the first use of this traffic signal operations display by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in the 14-county Fredericksburg District. The device helps drivers to turn left safely against oncoming traffic.

 

The signal will display four arrows:

 

  • Northbound U.S.1 drivers turning left onto the northbound I-95 on-ramp will first have a green arrow to make protected left turns.
  • When the green arrow disappears, a steady yellow arrow will appear above it, indicating the signal is changing.
  • Then, a flashing yellow arrow will appear, communicating that drivers have permission to turn left onto northbound I-95, but must first yield to traffic on southbound U.S. 1.
  • Finally, a red arrow will tell drivers to stop.

 

Click here to read more about the installation of this traffic signal, and the flashing yellow arrow.  

 

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