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.
“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