New changes coming this week for drivers on Burbank
BATON ROUGE - The traffic signal at the corner of East Boyd Drive and Burbank Drive will be removed two weeks into August.
This week that the light will change from regulating traffic with red and green lights to flashing lights. The signal for drivers on Burbank Drive will be changed to a flashing yellow light. The signal for drivers using East Boyd Drive will become a flashing red light. A stop sign will also be added to East Boyd at the intersection.
This is the final phase of the project to improve safety and traffic flow on Burbank Drive, which included re-striping the street and adding a center turn lane. DOTD Director Rodney Mallet thinks the changes will benefit drivers.
They may have to change their routes up a little bit if they're used to going down East Boyd and turning left because now that's going to be a right turn only," Mallet explained. "But you'll see Jennifer Jean and West Parker will have left turn signals and that will make left turning a little easier and a little safer for everyone."