The Cool Springs Boulevard traffic light at the on-ramp for I-65 northbound will now feature a flashing yellow arrow light to help improve traffic flow beginning Aug. 14, according to a city press release.
“The Engineering Department studied and verified that in the current lane configuration, and with the adequate sight distance that is available, a Flashing Yellow Arrow [or FYA]for the left turn movement could be implemented to help improve traffic flow, reducing vehicle delay and emissions,” the release said.
There will still be a protected left turn arrow at the intersection, but instead of being followed immediately by a red arrow, it will allow drivers a bit more time to turn left, according to the release.
Here is a breakdown of what each arrow will mean:
Green arrow: Drivers can proceed through the intersection to make a protected left turn.
Yellow arrow: The light will soon turn red.
Flashing yellow arrow: Left turns are allowed, however drivers must yield to oncoming traffic.
Red arrow: Traffic should be stopped and no turn may be taken.