New Traffic Signal in Albert Lea

ALBERT LEA, MN – Albert Lea Drivers will need to get used to seeing a new traffic signal.

Beginning today, a flashing yellow left turn light is in use at a busy intersection in Albert Lea.

It’s located at the beginning of Highway 69.

MnDOT says the flashing yellow helps minimize waiting time for drivers and improves safety.

“Help with collisions at the intersection because people associate caution with yellow and take more care while making their left turn,” MnDOT Project Engineer Daniel Pirkl.

The Federal Highway Administration authorized flashing yellow arrows nationwide in 2009.

MnDOT has been installing it statewide in more than 60 locations so far.

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