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:
- Vehicles in left turn lanes from WIS 29 making a J-turn are required to turn into the nearest lane safely.
- 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.
- 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.
- Watch for directional signs to help you navigate the intersection.
For more information, contact:
Communications Manager Kim Rudat, WisDOT NE Region
(920) 492-5743, firstname.lastname@example.org