City changes traffic flow at 72nd Avenue and Eighth Street intersection in Grand Forks

Drivers travelling in the 72nd Avenue and Eighth Street area of Grand Forks will notice traffic changes.

There have been changes to the traffic flow at 72nd Avenue and Eighth Street in Grand Forks.

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Drivers travelling in the 72nd Avenue and Eighth Street area of Grand Forks will notice traffic changes.

The City of Grand Forks today advised of changes to traffic flow at the intersection of those two streets.

According to a release from the city:

The installation of (a) new island to condense the intersection intends to improve the safety through better visibility and creating a reduction in speed.

A new yield sign for those driving east along 72nd Avenue now offers a safe right turn onto Eighth Street. Additionally, east travelling traffic wishing to go straight through this new intersection, are now required to come to a stop well forward of the original stop sign, greatly improving sight lines.

Due to the condensed intersection, a stop sign was required for Eighth Street north travelling traffic to safely maneuver the right turn onto 72nd Avenue.

The city has observed that traffic flows after the new island was installed indicate improved safety with better sight lines and slower speeds.

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