What specific times will flashing yellow arrows be working at stoplights?
Post Date:09/09/2019 2:25 PM
Scott County completed retrofitting traffic signals within the City with Flashing Yellow Arrows (FYA) in 2018. The goal of FYA is to use the most appropriate traffic signal operation for each intersection, by time of day, to achieve the highest level of safety and efficiency. According to City Engineer Seng Thongvanh, FYA are typically used at signalized intersections and during times with lower volumes of traffic and speeds. Most intersections do not operate with use of the FYA 24 hours a day. During peak traffic periods when traffic is heavy and there are fewer gaps in oncoming traffic, the signals are made to only allow left turns on a green arrow. When peak hours are over and traffic is lighter, the FYA signals are set to be less restrictive and allow left turns on green arrows and/or flashing yellow arrows. The City works with Scott County to continually review FYA signals to determine if the hours of FYA operation need to be changed or additional hours can be added.Return to full list >>