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New traffic signals installed in Pikeville

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - If you've been in Pikeville lately, you may have noticed a change in some traffic signals.

The new signals are at three different intersections on Rt. 1426, known as the bypass.

Highway District 12 officials say the new signals include something many might not be used to ... a flashing yellow arrow.

That means turns are permitted, but drivers must yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

Officials say studies show these signals help reduce the number of crashes at intersections because it tells drivers more clearly that they can only turn when no oncoming traffic is coming.

Keith Coleman says, "We installed the flashing yellow lights to help the public better understand that they have to yield to traffic before they turn across."

Officials say they plan to install the signals in all seven of the counties in their district.

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