GENEVA – Flashing yellow left-turn arrows are making an appearance in Kane County.
In his monthly report to the Kane County Transportation Committee, Deputy Director of Transportation Tom Rickert on Tuesday noted the first flashing yellow left-turn arrow has been activated on Randall Road at Glen Eagle Road in Geneva.
The light at Randall Road and Christina Lane, also in Geneva, was next in line, he said.
According to the Kane County Division of Transportation, flashing yellow arrows operate the same as solid green lights for left turns, but they better convey to drivers the need to yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians who might be crossing.
The new arrows also were planned for these intersections along Randall Road in Geneva and St. Charles: Fargo Road, Keslinger Road/Kaneville Road, Prairie Street, Oak Street, Dean Street, Red Haw Lane/Oakcrest Circle, Red Gate Road, Bolcum Road/Ridgewood Drive and Silver Glen Road.
The signals were part of a broader project planned for Randall Road. Other upgrades included driver feedback speed limit signs and additional signal heads at 17 intersections so each lane would have one. For example, KDOT officials have said, an intersection with two left-turn lanes, two through lanes and one dedicated right-turn lane would have five signal heads on the mast arm.
The affected intersections are Fabyan Parkway, Glen Eagle Road, Christina Lane, Fargo Road, Keslinger Road/Kaneville Road, Williamsburg Road, Bircher Road, Route 38, Prairie Street, Oak Street, Route 64, Dean Street, Red Haw Lane/Oakcrest Circle, Crane Road, Red Gate Road, Bolcum Road/Ridgewood Drive and Silver Glen Road.
Visit the Randall Road Project Page on the KDOT website, www.co.kane.il.us/dot, for information.