Eastbound traffic on US 68 turning left into US 641 northbound will now have a protected left turn which will transition to a permissive left turn. During the permissive phase vehicles making the left turn will have to yield to oncomming traffic. Signs have been added to the signal to indicate the new signal phasing for turns.
This new phasing is to improve efficiency of traffic flow through the intersection. Whenever traffic clears out of the turn lane, the signal controller is programmed to skip a stop phase for through traffic on US 68.
Motorists who travel through the US 68 intersection with US 641 at Draffenville should be alert for changes in traffic flow the new signal phasing will create.
This is the westernmost intersection of US 68 and US 641. This intersection is at US 68 mile point 9.662 and US 641 North at mile point 12.682.
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