Indirect left turns start at Oracle/Grant

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Indirect left turns start at Oracle/Grant

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Oct 22, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Love it or hate it, indirect left turns started Tuesday at Oracle and Grant Roads.

The intersection is the second to receive the change. The first happened at Oracle Road and Ina.

If you're not familiar with this maneuver, here's what you need to do. To turn left onto Oracle Road from Grant Road, you have to go through the light, make a U-turn and then turn right onto Oracle Road.

Drivers making the U-turn will have an arrow, and will not have to wait for traffic to clear before making the U-turn.

Drivers turning left onto Grant Road from Oracle Road will not see a change.

Officers with TPD will monitor the intersection and plan to take it easy on drivers for about a week. If you make the mistake, an officer will pull you over but give you a warning.

After that week is up, officers may begin issuing citations.

Almost 70,000 commuters use this intersection every day and the City hopes to reduce both travel time and car accidents.

And if you don't like the idea, you might just have to get used to it. The City is recommending indirect left turns at six more intersections along Grant Road by 2022:

  • Grant/Stone Avenue
  • Grant/First Avenue
  • Grant/Campbell Avenue
  • Grant/Alvernon Way
  • Grant/Country Club Road
  • Grant/Swan Road
Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports for the evening newscasts.