Contact: Val Lopez
Phone: (682) 557-3757
Date: July 26, 2017
STEPHENVILLE – Weather permitting, crews will begin work next week to rehabilitate the existing pavement on U.S. 67 in Stephenville and in the interest of enhancing mobility and safety, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be installing flashing yellow arrow signals at several intersections. Various lanes will be closed as needed with completion of the project this fall, weather permitting. IOC Company of Edinburg was awarded the project for $4.7 million.
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. The six intersections on U.S. 67 where the flashing yellow arrow signals will be installed are at: Graham/SH 108, Alexander/FM 914, Lillian, Barker, St. Gobain, Wolfe Nursery and a new traffic signal at Harbin.
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.
Please reference the attachment for examples of the signal phases.
Safety is a top priority at TxDOT, and the foundation for the agency’s planning, building and maintaining of projects across the state. When driving through a work zone, some simple steps to take are: slow down, pay attention, avoid distractions such as cell phones, be patient and plan ahead. You can see all Texas road conditions by visiting DriveTexas.org.
TxDOT appreciates the patience of motorists, and encourages attention to all warning signs within the construction work zone while crews work diligently to complete this work as quickly and as safely as possible.
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