(Willow Springs) – Various locations in the West Plains area of Howell County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews prepare to install traffic signals with flashing yellow arrows.
Work to update signals will take place at the intersections of Highway 160 and Worley Drive, Highway 160 and Southern Hills Drive, Highway 160 and Bruce Smith Parkway, Highway 63 and Route K, Highway 63 and Broadway, Highway 63 and Route CC and Highway 63 and Highway 160.
Installing flashing yellow arrows for left turning traffic will help increase efficiency during off-peak times. A flashing yellow arrow will signify that drivers turning left should yield to oncoming traffic. The signals will also display solid green arrows when left turning traffic has the right of way. A solid yellow arrow will indicate drivers should prepare to stop or complete the turn if in the intersection.
Weather permitting, work will be starting Thursday, April 25 until completed, from 7 AM to 6 PM daily.
The work zone will be marked with signs and motorists are urged to use caution while traveling in the area.
For more information, call the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).