New traffic signal at Hwy 77 and 273 is operational

CHIPLEY – The traffic signal at State Road 77 and County Road 273, also known as Campbellton Highway, officially made the conversion from caution signal to full traffic signal Tuesday, June 22. 

The new signal is mounted horizontally on mast arms, therefore, motorists with color weakness problems will need to remember red is on the left and green on the right. 

FDOT District 3 Public Information Officer Ian Satter says the decision to install the signal was made after the agency completed a traffic study in August 2019. A traffic study typically consists of collecting data, projecting traffic volumes, and identifying required improvements. 

“The traffic study showed that a signal was warranted,” said Satter. “Those studies consider several aspects, from the number of accidents to the volumes of traffic on the roads. The traffic volume is a large factor.” 

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