Statement as issued Monday by INDOT:
NEW HAVEN, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that signals on SR 930 in New Haven will be re-timed beginning Wednesday, March 20, with changes to several left-turn operations.
Traditionally, at intersections with protected left turn signals, the left turn arrows precede the opposing thru-traffic green signal. After they are re-timed, at the intersections of SR 930 and Meyer Road, Maplecrest Road/Adams Center Road, Wayne Haven Street, and Brookwood Drive in New Haven, one of the left turn arrows will follow, or “lag,” the opposing thru-traffic green in the signal cycle.
In other words, thru traffic will receive the green signal first, while left-turning vehicles wait on the lagging green arrow. The left arrow will complete the signal cycle, after the thru-traffic signal has become red, and before the intersecting street begins its green cycle.
As the signal timing work takes place at these intersections, while the timings download to the controllers, it is possible that traffic may not progress as smoothly as usual. INDOT asks drivers to be patient while the work is in progress. Additionally, drivers are asked to use caution on SR 930 in the New Haven area as they adjust to the new signal operations on this road.
These “lagging” left turn signals have already been used successfully in the INDOT Fort Wayne District to improve traffic flow, including on SR 930/Coliseum Boulevard in Fort Wayne. The purpose of the signal re-timing is to improve efficiency and reduce travel time for motorists on SR 930.