The signal has already been installed and will be flashing yellow for the next few days so that drivers can become aware of and adjust to potential stops, City Manager Kirk Bednar said during the Jan. 27 Brentwood City Commission meeting.
“We’re trying to get drivers used to seeing that it’s there, [and] Friday morning, it will go active with the green-yellow-red sequence,” he said.
Bednar said the signal will favor traffic traveling north and south on Franklin Road, particularly during peak traffic times, while off-peak times will be more balanced for Fountainhead Drive. At nighttime, the signal will flash similarly to other signals in the area after 8-9 p.m.
“We’ve advised the neighborhood that any time we activate a new signal, we put in a timing plan that we think will work. And [we’ll] watch it for several days, and we’ll tweak it accordingly.
The new intersection will help accommodate traffic traveling in and out of the new Oman subdivision, which is under construction on the east side of Franklin Road at Fountainhead Drive. The neighborhood will feature more than 20 new homes, according to the builder, Grove Park Construction.
Bednar said the intersection will have temporary striping for turn lanes. The entire intersection is expected to be repaved later this year.
“The final part of that is entire paving of that intersection, which will happen later this spring once the paving weather gets better,” Bednar said.