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Drivers still adjusting to new indirect left turns on Grant Road

No left or U-Turn at 1st and Stone Avenues
Posted at 6:12 PM, Sep 29, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-31 14:49:39-05

Drivers are still adjusting to the new indirect left turns on Grant Road.

A traditional left turn on Grant and 1st and Grant and Stone has become a thing of the past. 

The changes went into effect on Wednesday and many drivers tell KGUN9 they don't like it. 

"I hate the turns," Bear Fullerton said. "I think they actually cause more danger because when you're going down there and people think to take a left, they don't, so you have people running across traffic all the time... causes a huge danger. And then it just piles up just further at the U-turn."

Instead of turning left, drivers must cross the intersection to the U-turn bay, make a U-turn and head back to the intersection to turn right.

In a matter of minutes on Saturday, KGUN9 witnessed several drivers turn left from Grant onto 1st Avenue.

The Tucson Department of transportation says the indirect left turns will reduce pedestrian and vehicle conflicts and will improve travel time.

Indirect left turns were implemented on Oracle and Ina in 2013.

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