Drivers to get protected left turn at Barnes and Indian Trail Road

New signal heads will be unveiled Thursday morning

Julie Happy, 509.625.7773,

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 12:27 p.m.

New pentagon traffic signal heads have been installed on all four approaches at the intersection of Barnes and Indian Trail Road. The heads will be ‘un-bagged’ and programmed for operations beginning around 9 a.m. Thursday morning.

The pentagon head will provide a protected left turn phase on all approaches. Protected left-turns were requested at both the Barnes and Indian Trail intersection and Shawnee and Indian Trail intersection by the neighborhood council. After performing a traffic study, City traffic engineers determined that the conditions warranted a change in signal use.

Signal installation at the Shawnee and Indian Trail intersection begins today (Tuesday) and is expected to be turned on in the next few weeks.