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Revamped intersection will get revamped stop light sequence

2 years 1 month 2 weeks ago December 02, 2014 Dec 2, 2014 Tuesday, December 02 2014 December 02, 2014 10:24 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

ZACHARY- State traffic engineers will rebuild the lighting sequence of red, green and yellow lights at a busy intersection starting next week.

Tuesday, the state announced plans to only allow vehicles to make a left turn from Highway 61 to Highway 64 when there is a left-turn arrow showing. Currently, turning vehicles have an arrow or can yield on green. Once the change is made, vehicles will not be allowed to turn on just a solid, green light.

"The project will help to improve safety for drivers turning left at this intersection," the Department of Transportation said through a news release.

Engineers are expected to continue to monitor the flow of traffic through the intersection after the change is made.

The intersection underwent a $1.1 million renovation in 2012. Turn lanes were added and La. 64 was widened to a four-lane, divided highway in anticipation of further widening of the highway a WBRZ.com archive story reported.
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