Flashing Yellow Arrow to be Added to Signal at US 77/SH 36

Contact: Bob Colwell

Phone: (979) 778-9764

Date: June 20, 2016

Signal Modification at US 77 (North Travis Avenue) and N. Fannin Avenue to begin June 27

MILAM COUNTY – During the week of June 27th, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin to modify the signals along US 77/SH 36 at the intersections with US 77 (North Travis Avenue) and North Fannin Avenue in Cameron, Texas. This change will be to install a new type of left turn signal that incorporates the use of a Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) instead of the solid green ball for permissive left turns. FYA signals will contain a flashing yellow arrow as well as a steady green, yellow, and red arrow.

These new displays are similar to standard traffic signals.

  • A steady green arrow allows the driver to make a protected left turn.
  • A flashing yellow arrow allows the driver to turn left, but alerts the driver to yield to oncoming traffic.
  • A steady yellow arrow alerts the driver that the signal is about to turn red and they should prepare to stop or safely complete the turn.
  • A steady red arrow requires the driver to stop.

The FYA system is being implemented across the state and the nation as new signals are installed and existing signals are replaced/upgraded.


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