Street Operations Installing Second Flashing Yellow Arrow Signal

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The City of Corpus Christi is getting its second flashing yellow arrow (FYA), which will be installed at the intersection of Ocean Drive and Robert Drive.

The new signal is scheduled to be operational by the end of the week.

In 2009, the flashing yellow arrow for left turns was adopted by the Federal Highway Administration. Texas adopted the guidelines and new Corpus Christi traffic signals will have a flashing yellow arrow. The first flashing yellow arrow signal was installed last summer at the Cimarron Boulevard and Lipes Boulevard intersection.

Once the signal is working, drivers in the left-turn lane who have a flashing yellow arrow, must yield to oncoming traffic. If and when it is safe, drivers can make a left turn and proceed through the intersection. The solid yellow arrow maintains the standard meaning — the left-turn signal is about to turn red and drivers must prepare to stop or complete the left turn if already in the intersection.

The flashing yellow arrows reduce wait times and vehicle emissions, City Traffic Engineer Raymond Chong has said.

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