J-Turn Construction Beginning Monday in Twig; Lane Closures Expected

J-Turn Construction Beginning Monday in Twig; Lane Closures Expected Photo: WDIO-TV file

Updated: August 11, 2019 11:08 PM

Drivers will encounter lane closures along Highway 53 in Twig beginning Monday. 

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Crews there will be creating a J-Turn at the intersection of Highway 53 and Industrial Road.

Once complete, the intersection change will have no affect on drivers on Highway 53, or for drivers on Industrial Road turning right onto 53. However, drivers on Industrial Road wanting to cross 53 or turn left onto it, will instead turn right and travel a short distance before making a U-Turn to cross into the other lane and proceeding.

Officials say a J-turn design makes intersections safer by eliminating the potential for right angle crashes, and reducing the number of other potential collision points.

The work is expected to cause lane closures at times for motorists on Highway 53, as the intersection is reconfigured.

The new intersection is expected to be complete in October.



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