City staff members say new signs along FM 1709 are helping drivers with U-turn confusion.
The city is in the process of adding 32 “Yield to U-turn” signs at intersections along Southlake Boulevard.
The signs read, “Right turn on red must yield to U-turn.”
Assistant Police Chief James Brandon said the city heard many residents and drivers confused about who has the right of way.
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“The concern we heard was that some drivers were confused as to who had the right of way when one driver was turning right onto 1709 and another was completing a U-turn on 1709 at the same intersection,” Brandon said.
Police staff could not find any accidents where U-turns were listed as a contributing factor.
Public Works Director Bob Price said the response from residents has been positive.
“At all the intersections where we have a U-Turn situation, we’re hearing good things from the people,” he said.
Among some of the intersections for the signs are Carroll Avenue, FM 1938, Kimbal Avenue and White Chapel Boulevard.
— Dustin L. Dangli