Traffic

Changes coming to Goodyear's busiest intersections

Posted 12/31/69

Goodyear is making changes to 25 of its busiest intersections starting Dec. 8., the city announced Tuesday. 

Traffic signals will change from a lagging left-turn arrow to a leading left-turn …

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Traffic

Changes coming to Goodyear's busiest intersections

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Goodyear is making changes to 25 of its busiest intersections starting Dec. 8., the city announced Tuesday. 

Traffic signals will change from a lagging left-turn arrow to a leading left-turn arrow, meaning the vehicles turning left at these intersections will get a green turn arrow before the main traffic light turns green.

“This change will ease congestion and allow for better traffic flow in the city by permitting vehicles turning left to proceed through the intersection first and not block through traffic,” said Hugh Bigalk, Goodyear Traffic Engineer. 

“Instituting these changes will help move traffic along roadways that see heavier traffic during peak hours and also during incidents on I-10 when traffic is forced to exit the freeway onto city streets,” he said. 

Other Valley communities have already made the switch, including Chandler in 2017. 

“These adjustments will align Goodyear intersections with other surrounding communities,” the city of Goodyear stated in an announcement. “A recent pilot test of this concept was used at the intersection of Bullard Avenue and Van Buren Street and produced great results.”

Below is a list of the intersections that will be changed to a leading left-turn arrow. The changes will take place between Dec. 8 - 10.

Intersections changing to leading left-turn arrow changes:

  • Litchfield Road & Van Buren Street
  • Litchfield Road & Test Drive
  • Bullard Avenue & Van Buren Street
  • 136th Drive & McDowell Road
  • 141st Avenue (Safeway/Walmart) & Indian School Road
  • 144th Avenue & Indian School Road
  • Bullard Avenue & Indian School Road
  • Cotton Lane & Yuma Road
  • Cotton Lane & Development Drive (Target)
  • Cotton Lane & Yuma Road
  • Estrella Parkway & Van Buren Street
  • Estrella Parkway & Fillmore Street
  • Estrella Parkway & Roosevelt Street
  • Estrella Parkway & Goodyear Boulevard North
  • Estrella Parkway & Bullard Avenue/Elwood Street
  • Estrella Parkway & Elliot Road
  • Falcon Drive/Clubhouse Drive & Indian School Road
  • Litchfield Road & McDowell Road
  • Litchfield Road & Palm Valley Pavilions
  • Litchfield Road & Indian School Road
  • Palm Valley Boulevard & McDowell Road
  • PebbleCreek Parkway & McDowell Road
  • Palm Valley Cornerstone (Lowes) & McDowell Road

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