On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to replace traffic signal heads with upgraded signals to accommodate flashing yellow left turn arrows at the intersection of Golf Links Road and Kolb Road.
Work at the intersection will take place from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
Tucson Police officers will direct travel through the intersection until the work is complete. The traveling public can expect delays when driving in this work area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for police officers and construction personnel in the area.
TDOT is upgrading intersections throughout the community with flashing yellow left turn arrows to improve safety. Research has indicated that left turn collisions are reduced with flashing yellow arrows. The conversion to flashing yellow arrows also provides operational flexibility; during certain times of the day, left turns can be prohibited unless there is a green arrow. Also, when pedestrians want to cross parallel to traffic, left turning traffic can be stopped with a red arrow until the pedestrian has safely crossed the intersection.
During a flashing left turn arrow, motorists should yield to oncoming motorists and bicyclists, yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk and proceed with caution when turning left.