US98 AT BELLA VISTA FLASHING YELLOW ARROW SIGNAL NOW ENERGIZED
Join the City & FDOT to Celebrate
LAKELAND, FL (October 1, 2013) - Please join us to celebrate the new fully-operational traffic signal at the US 98/Bella Vista intersection in Lakeland. This celebration will be held on Thursday, October 3rd, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the southwest corner of the US 98/Bella Vista intersection, in front of the Lakeland Fire Department station at 110 West Bella Vista Street.
The new US 98/Bella Vista traffic signal features the first use of a “Flashing Yellow Arrow” signal in Polk County and it is the first such traffic signal located within the twelve counties served by the Florida Department of Transportation District One.
Flashing Yellow Arrows remind motorists to yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians when making left turns at signalized intersections and have enhanced traffic safety where they have been installed around the United States. District Secretary Billy Hattaway will provide remarks regarding this project and the benefits of using a Flashing Yellow Arrow.
For more information on the Flashing Yellow Arrow, please visit the City of Lakeland Web page athttp://www.lakelandgov.net/BellaVistaSignalization.aspx. City staff will also be present to discuss other planned area transportation projects, including the Bella Vista Trail between Martin Luther King Avenue and West Lake Parker Drive.
Following remarks by Mayor Gow Fields and Secretary Hattaway, refreshments will be served in the Community Room at Larry R. Jackson Branch Library. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!