Signal Work on Kearney Street to Begin Soon

Contact: Barbara Seal

Phone: (940) 937-7288

Date: Nov. 17, 2017

CHILDRESS – TxDOT will begin work to replace the traffic signals on US 287 and Kearney Street in Clarendon the week of Nov. 27.

During this final phase of this project, the old traffic signals at Kearney Street and US 287 will be taken down. While the contractor is working to install the new signals, the intersection will not be stop-controlled on US 287. Thus the through traffic will not stop at the intersection. Temporary stop signs will be installed on the north and south sides of Kearney Street.

“While the new signal structures are being installed, the intersection of US 287 and Kearney Street will function similarly to other non-signalized intersections throughout Clarendon,” said Matt Herbstritt, P.E., Childress Area Engineer. “Through-traffic on Kearney Street should take extra care to make sure the intersection is clear and safe to proceed before crossing US 287. Motorists can expect the new traffic signals to be installed and fully functional within a few weeks.”

As a reminder, the new signal system will have a flashing yellow arrow (FYA) for left turns off of US 287. This new type of turn signal is intended to create a safer, more efficient left-turn movement. When illuminated, the flashing yellow arrow means that a vehicle is allowed to cautiously enter an intersection to make the left turn indicated by the arrow, but the driver must first yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians before proceeding with caution.

After the flashing indication phase, the flashing yellow arrow will change to a steady (non-flashing) yellow arrow. Drivers should treat the steady yellow arrow in the same manner as a standard yellow light – be prepared to stop or safely clear the intersection before the red arrow appears.

Once the red arrow is indicated, left turns will be prohibited. Drivers should stop and wait for a flashing yellow arrow to be displayed before a turning movement is allowed.


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