Montana Department of Transportation

Montana Department of Transportation

Flashing Yellow Arrows

New Flashing Yellow Arrows

The Montana Department of Transportation is implementing a new left-turn signal for safer, more efficient left turning at signalized intersections. The new flashing yellow arrows will soon replace solid green lights at certain intersections.

A Better Left-turn Signal

In fact, the flashing yellow arrow has been making its debut across the United States. You may have seen the new signal used in other states already. In this video, the reason for the change is clear:

Flashing yellow arrows offer a safer way to handle traffic turning left at busy intersections.


Where to Look for the New Left-turn Signals

MDT will introduce the new left-turn signal on some of its projects this year. Watch for flashing yellow left-turn arrows at these locations:

Billings

Bench Boulevard
Bench Blvd. & Wicks Ln.
Bench Blvd. & Main St.

Bozeman

West Bozeman Interchange
Bozeman Interchange & 7th Ave.
Bozeman Interchange & Oak St.

Helena

Benton & Lyndale
US 12 at Carter Dr.
US 12 at 18th St.

Kalispell

MT 35 JCT S-206
US 2 & Spring Creek (Sunset)

Polson

U.S. 93 & Memory Lane/Ridgewater Drive
(not an MDT project)

Whitefish

Whitefish West
Baker Ave. & Wisconsin Ave. & Edgewood Pl.

West Yellowstone (2014)

Yellowstone River
Yellowstone Ave. & Canyon St.

More information

More information about the new signals is provided in our Flashing Yellow Left-turn Arrows Brochure.