Continuous Flow Intersections
Conventional intersections have left-turning traffic placed in the middle of the road, so through-traffic must wait for those vehicles to turn. In a Continuous Flow intersection (CFI), drivers wishing to turn left will move through a mid-block traffic signal and proceed to the far left side of the road. This allows for free-flowing left turns at the main intersection, eliminating the need for separate left turn signals and reducing delays for all motorists. Through-traffic proceeds as it would in a typical intersection. Benefits include improved:
- Frontage road traffic flow
You can read the CFI fact sheet for more information.