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Dr. Delay: Red light, green arrow combo on Drew Street at McMullen-Booth confuses

The traffic signal for eastbound traffic on Drew Street at McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater.

LORRIE LYKINS | Special to the Times

The traffic signal for eastbound traffic on Drew Street at McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater.

I know that you answered this question before, but I do not remember the answer. The traffic signal for eastbound traffic on Drew Street at McMullen-Booth has several lights. The signal for southbound traffic includes a red light and an arrow. When the light is red do we still proceed through the intersection or do we wait until it changes green? There really is no sign telling you what to do. I travel this road and when I wait for the light to turn green, people are always beeping their horns. Please tell me the correct way to handle this problem.

Donna Fernandez

The signal that directs traffic traveling in the far right eastbound lane of Drew Street includes a protected green arrow that allows vehicles in that lane the right-of-way to turn right and head south on McMullen-Booth Road. The red signal that is illuminated at the same time the green arrow is illuminated is intended to keep the traffic that is continuing through the intersection east on Drew Street stopped. Vehicles may also turn right on the red light at this intersection if the green arrow is not illuminated only after they have come to a full stop and determined that it is safe to make the turn, yielding to southbound traffic already traveling on McMullen-Booth Road.

Driver's ed for teens

Registration for free summer driver's education classes provided by the Pinellas County School District is now open to both public and private Pinellas school students. Students must be at least 15 and already have a learner's permit or operator's license when the session begins. For information on eligibility requirements, dates and locations, go to newsroom.pcsb.org/?p11321

Barricade watch

A utility project that began last week in Treasure Island will affect traffic around the city's wastewater station at the intersection of 99th Avenue and First Street E for about a month. Rehab work to the aging water mains under the road is expected to take about four weeks to complete, according to city spokesperson Jeff Jensen. Motorists should watch their speed and be alert to workers in the roadway.

Maintenance work that began last week on the expansion joints of the 86th Avenue N Bridge that crosses the Lake Seminole Bypass Canal will wrap up sometime later this week. In the interim, be prepared for flaggers in the roadway directing traffic, as the work requires the closure of one lane. The lane closures will be limited to periods outside of rush hour.

Dunedin's annual Mardi Gras event and parade this week will affect downtown Dunedin's Main Street between Louden Avenue and Broadway from 5 to 11 p.m. Tuesday. Other closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. Tuesday until approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday. Motorists should expect delays and congestion. For information, check out dunedinmardigras.com

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Dr. Delay: Red light, green arrow combo on Drew Street at McMullen-Booth confuses 02/09/13 [Last modified: Friday, February 8, 2013 1:57pm]
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