DOTD to hold public meeting concerning new flashing yellow left turn arrow signals in Natchitoches Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 11 from 4:30-6:30 pm at the City Council Chambers, located at 700 2nd St. in Natchitoches concerning the upgrade of designated traffic signals across Natchitoches Parish to include flashing yellow left turn arrow signals.

The meeting will be held in an open house format where attendees can ask questions and receive information regarding the new signals and their locations.

The flashing yellow arrows will replace a solid green bulb to indicate the motorist should yield to oncoming traffic during a left turn.

Flashing yellow arrow signals have been shown to increase safety and reduce traffic delays. The new left turn signals will only be installed at intersections where a protected left turn already exists.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend to learn more about how the new traffic signals will function.