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J-turn project at County U and VV on WIS 29 finished

July 12, 2013

Here are a few reminders for motorists

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay is announcing that the project building J-turns on WIS 29 at County U and County VV in Brown County is wrapping up. The $1 million project that began April 22 was built to improve safety while maintaining mobility for motorists at these locations.

Turns from County U and County VV are now restricted to right in/right out movements while still allowing left turns from WIS 29 onto the side roads. To accommodate the remaining turning movements, J-turns were installed. The J-turn intersection prevents direct crossing and left-turn movements from the side road, but accommodates these movements through a U-turn movement approximately one-quarter mile in each direction from the intersection. These side road movements are made indirectly by making a right turn, traveling about a quarter-mile on the divided main road, and then making a U-turn to proceed in the opposite direction on the main road toward the intended destination.

Here are four simple reminders for motorists when using the J-turns:

  1. Vehicles in left turn lanes from WIS 29 making a J-turn are required to turn into the nearest lane safely.
  2. The bulb-outs or expanded pavement section across from the J-turn are to be used by large trucks and similar vehicles – not passenger vehicles.
  3. Select an adequate gap in traffic to complete your J-turn and accelerate back up to highway speed. At no time should you stage your passenger vehicle in the expanded pavement section across from the J-turns.
  4. Watch for directional signs to help you navigate the intersection.

For more information, contact:
Communications Manager Kim Rudat, WisDOT NE Region
(920) 492-5743, kim.rudat@dot.wi.gov

 

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