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21st Century Operations Using 21st Century Technologies

Recurring Traffic Bottlenecks: A Primer
Focus on Low-Cost Operational Improvements (Fourth Edition)

Long Description Figure 13

Figure 13 is a schematic that illustrates the continuous flow intersection concept. The schematic shows how dedicated left-turn bays are located several hundred feet prior to the main intersection (on both sides of the intersection on the main artery), which allows left-turning vehicles to move at the same time as through traffic. The left-turn traffic signal phase is eliminated, allowing more vehicles to move through the main intersection and thus reducing traffic congestion and delays.

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