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Why isn’t there an arrow for Oriole Drive traffic turning left on Racine Drive?

Ken Little
StarNews

Q. Why isn’t there a green turn-arrow for traffic on Oriole Drive attempting to turn left on Racine Drive? Many a time I have to wait there three, four or five light changes to make the left turn. Traffic would flow much better with the turn arrow.

A. Changes are in the works, said Denys Vielkanowitz, city signal systems management engineer.

“At the time the signal was installed, the left turn arrow was not warranted, meaning there were not enough eastbound left turns verses westbound throughs to justify the left turn arrow,” Vielkanowitz said.

“This intersection will be added to the city’s list of intersections to study for improvements. In the meantime, signal timing will be analyzed for adjustments that may reduce the delay experienced by drivers making this movement,” he said.

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