Left-turn signals have come and gone in the past at 81st Street and Lewis Avenue. However, they likely won't be leaving again. In 1975, the intersection had a left-turn signal for southbound traffic that was deleted and replaced by three signals, which stayed on the pole/mast arm set until it was replaced by a temporary signal in 1983 during a waterline installation project. Following completion of the waterline project in late 1983, a green pole and mast arm made their return with three signals, including a left-turn signal. A left-turn signal also was installed for northbound traffic. Other than the return of westbound right-turn arrows, no signal modifications were made on 81st Street. The intersection likely will see an increase in traffic in a few years following the opening of Riverside Drive to 81st Street, but no work is funded on 81st Street between Lewis Avenue the future extension at this time. Photo taken April 1984.
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