City of League City
Friday, December 02, 2011
City of League City Plans to Install Galveston County’s
First Flashing Yellow Arrow Signal
The League City Traffic and Transportation Department will begin installing new left turn signals at FM 518 and Magnolia Estates/Claremont on Tuesday, December 6. This turn signal is one of a series of signals that will be installed along FM 518 to allow for permissive left turns. This program is being implemented to continue the improvement of traffic flow within the City.
The program consists of replacing some of the current signals that only allow for protected left turns with signals that allow for both protected and permissive left turns. This new traffic signal head is called a flashing yellow arrow signal head. The flashing yellow arrow signal head operates as follows:
Green Arrow – left turns are protected; left turn can be made because opposing traffic is stopped.
Flashing Yellow Arrow – left turns are permissive, left turn can be made after yielding to opposing traffic and to pedestrians.
Solid Yellow Arrow – caution should be used and the motorist should prepare to stop because the traffic signal will soon turn red.
Solid Red Arrow – motorist should stop.
Installation of the new signal heads will take place along FM 518 from Columbia Memorial Parkway to West Bay Area Boulevard. Installation of the signal at Magnolia Estates/Claremont will begin at 9 a.m. and should be complete by 4 p.m. There will be some lane closures and minor delays during the installation process. The installation of all of the new signals along FM 518 should be complete by the end of January of 2012.
League City’s traffic engineer is available for interviews during the installation process. Photos and video opportunities are also available. To schedule interviews please contact Kristi Wyatt at 281-554-1025.