The first 'dynamic left turn' intersections in the country are coming to Cary and Clayton

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is leading the effort in creating the nation's first design that aims to improve traffic flow at busy intersections.

NCDOT says the dynamic left-turn intersection will vary the number of available left-turn lanes using dynamic signal phasing to reduce travel delays. The design will use a pair of LED-powered overhead signals that activate or deactivate the rightmost left-turn lane, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions.

HOW DOES IT WORK? Click here to hear how NCDOT says the change will save time for drivers.

According to NCDOT, the new left-turn lanes will be installed at the eastbound Tryon Road for drivers turning left onto Cary Parkway, heading towards U.S. 1/U.S. 64. In Clayton, the dynamic left-turn lane for drivers on U.S. 70 Business westbound at Town Center boulevard turning into the Walmart-anchored shopping center.

The Cary system is scheduled to debut on Tuesday, Feb. 11, while the Clayton installation is expected to come later this spring.

The dual left-turn lanes will help move traffic more quickly during off-peak hours.
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