Phasing Change at I-24 exit 7 interchange with US 62/Blandville Road | Transportation
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 Traffic Crew says they plan to change signal phasing at the west end of the Interstate 24 Exit 7 Interchange sometime this week.
They say this phasing change will be for traffic on US 62 making left turns to access Interstate 24.
Drivers making left turns from US 62 westbound to the I-24 eastbound connector road and making left turns from US 62 Eastbound to the I-24 westbound entry ramp now have a protected left turn signal. All other traffic stops to allow the turns.
Later this week, transportation crews say that will change. Traffic on US 62 at this location will have a protected left turn, followed by a permissive turn on flashing yellow. During the flashing yellow phase, motorists wishing to make a left turn may do so after yielding to oncoming traffic.
The signal phasing change is to improve traffic efficiency in the area.
Technicians are building a new controller for these signals. They are expected to install it sometime on Wednesday and initiate the new turn phasing by this weekend.
Motorists should watch for a sign hanging next to the signal head that will indicate the options for drivers.
Currently, there are three signals in the area that have a green protected turn phase-followed by a flashing yellow permissive turn phase. All three are along US 641 between Benton and Murray.
This installation at the west end of the Interstate 24 Exit 7 Interchange for traffic on US 62/Blandville Road is the first use of this phasing in Paducah.
Drivers are asked to be alert for changes in traffic flow this signal change may create in the area.
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