The New York State Department of Transportation will implement a new traffic signal configuration at two locations in the village of Mohawk on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
The new configuration will add a flashing yellow left turn phase.
The locations are at the intersections of state Route 5S and Warren Street and state Route 5S and East Main Street.
Each of the locations currently has a dedicated left-turn lane, which receives a green arrow as part of the signal cycle. While the green arrow is illuminated, drivers turning left may make a protected left-turn while the opposite through-movement is stopped.
The new signal will also permit drivers to make left turns during a flashing-yellow arrow phase, if it is safe to do so. During the flashing-yellow left-turn phase, the opposite lane of through-traffic will be allowed to proceed and will have the right-of-way. The change will reduce delays for left-turning drivers, especially during lower volume periods, which will conserve time and fuel.
Motorists are reminded fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.
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