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For Immediate Release: September 17, 2020

U.S. 431 signal work set for next week

HUNTSVILLE — The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that work to upgrade signals on U.S. 431 at Brashers Chapel Road in Guntersville (at the Albertville city limit) will begin Monday, Sept. 21, weather permitting.
The work will include replacement of the existing signals with four-head signals featuring flashing yellow arrows for the turn lanes from U.S. 431 to Brashers Chapel. Many motorists are familiar with this newer type of signal, which is already in use at the nearby Red Barn Road intersection.
The upgrade will require temporary shutdown of the signal and closure of the crossover until the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 23. Traffic on Brashers Chapel Road will be required to turn right and make a U-turn at the next crossover in place of a left turn or through movement. Also, Brashers Chapel Road will only be accessible by making a right turn. Motorists are also advised to expect possible delays due to periodic closures of travel lanes or brief stoppages.
The four-arrow signal heads being implemented include a solid green arrow, a solid yellow arrow, a solid red arrow, and a flashing yellow arrow. The green arrow indicates a protected turn, in which opposing traffic is halted by a red signal. The solid yellow arrow warns that the protected phase is ending, and the red arrow means stop. After the red arrow, which provides time for opposing traffic to clear, the flashing yellow arrow signifies that left turns are permitted after yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. More information, including an educational video, is available at https://drivesafealabama.org/keys-to-safety/flashing-yellow-arrow


For More Information Contact: MEDIA CONTACT: Seth Burkett ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION North Region Public Information Officer 256-505-4964 burketts@dot.state.al.us ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIION

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