BROOKHAVEN — The city of Brookhaven has debuted a new type of traffic signal at a high traffic intersection and it’s one of the first of its kind in metro Atlanta.
Improvements to the intersection of North Druid Hills Road and Briarwood Road are ongoing, but motorists turning from Briarwood onto North Druid Hills will notice a new traffic signal in use.
Right turning vehicles will see either a steady red arrow or a flashing red arrow at the top of the signal.
The steady red arrow means stop and remain stopped until presented with a green arrow or a flashing red arrow. The flashing red arrow means stop and remain stopped for pedestrians and cross-traffic, then proceed with caution.
In short, drivers should treat the solid red arrow as a “no turn on red,” and the flashing red arrow similar to a stop sign.
The new signal is one of the first of this type in Metro Atlanta, and is expected to help drivers more safely navigate the intersection and reduce crashes.