New flashing yellow arrow directs traffic at intersection of SH 97, Alexander in Sand Springs

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. - A new traffic light is now functioning at the intersection of State Highway 97 (Wilson Avenue) and Alexander Boulevard in Sand Springs.

The light, which contains a flashing yellow arrow, is a first of its kind for the Tulsa area.

Similar arrows are already installed in Oklahoma City, Norman and surrounding areas.

The flashing yellow arrow is the recommended signal for left turns, as described by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

The MUTCD provides regulations for the Federal Highway Administration, to ensure uniform standards are applied nationwide.

While some drivers have seen similar signal lights, others approach it with questions.

"This is my first time and I really don't know what to do," said one driver.

By law, the flashing yellow arrow means drivers may proceed after yielding to pedestrians and opposing traffic.

Thursday, the Sand Springs Police Department reported no issues with the new signal.

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