KYTC adds new 'turn phase' at US 62/US 68 intersection in McCracken Co. | News
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has added a protected/permissive turn phase for westbound US 62 traffic at the “T” intersection with US 68 in the Reidland area of McCracken County.
KYTC says this intersection is about a mile north of Interstate 24 Exit 16.
Drivers should take note that westbound traffic on US 62 from the Possum Trot/Calvert City area of Marshall County traveling into the Reidland area of McCracken County will now have a protected/permissive phase for left turns from US 62 westbound to US 68 eastbound.
According to KYTC, the protected left-turn phase provides a green arrow while all oncoming traffic is stopped at the intersection. It then transitions to a yellow arrow to indicate the protected portion of the phase is about to end. Then the signal transitions to a green ball permissive phase where drivers may turn safely at their discretion as breaks in oncoming traffic allow. A sign next to the signal head reminds drivers to yield to oncoming traffic during the permissive phase.
The signal upgrade is designed to allow traffic on all three legs of the intersection to move more efficiently. The signal previously had only a protected turn phase that required oncoming traffic and turning traffic to stop for longer periods.
Drivers should be aware of this new protected/permissive turn phase and adjust driving habits to changes in traffic flow it will create at the intersection.
KYTC says about 13,600 vehicles travel through this intersection in an average day. The intersection is at US 62 mile point 15.513 and US 68 mile point 0.0 in McCracken County.
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