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New Types of Intersections That Are Designed for Our Safety

Examples of some common types of intersections

The following examples are designed to give you an overview of some common types of intersections one might encounter in various parts of the country.

See also: Federal highways – Proven safety countermeasures

Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection

Traffic from a smaller side road is prohibited from proceeding through a main intersection or making a left turn, and must turn right. After making the right turn, motorists should proceed in the left lane to a median U-turn to go in the desired direction.

Continuous Green T-Intersection

Similar to a standard T-intersection, but the through movement in one direction can flow continuously.

Jughandle Intersection

Ramp is provided at or between intersections for motorists to make indirect left turns and/or U-turns.

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