3 Ind. counties will trial run blinker stop signs

FILE - Fresh snow covers a stop sign after a winter storm. (AP Photo/Daily Herald-Mark Welsh)
FILE - Fresh snow covers a stop sign after a winter storm. (AP Photo/Daily Herald-Mark Welsh)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Tippecanoe County, along with Boone and Montgomery counties, will trial run a new stop sign with blinker lights for a period of one year. INDOT said installation on the Blinker Stop Signs will begin next week.

The Indiana Department of Transportation made an announcement Friday that the signs will be installed next week at four intersections in West Central Indiana. INDOT will use these four areas, under a one-year evaluation period, as test sights to determine the effectiveness of the signs.

INDOT’s Debbie Calder said the Blinker Stop Sign features an array of bright LED’s that flash in unison, which will grab the attention of drivers both night and day. In addition, the stop signs are solar powered.

INDOT will install the Blinker Stop Signs at the following four intersections:

  • Boone County - At the intersection of State Road 75 and State Road 32 in Dover, both directions on SR 75
  • Montgomery County – At the intersection of State Road 234 westbound at U.S. 231
  • Tippecanoe County – At the intersection of State Road 28 eastbound at State Road 25
  • Tippecanoe County – At the intersection of Stockwell Road (CR 700 East) southbound at State Road 28

Calder said INDOT is installing this type of sign to see if it can become an alternative to a ground mounted stop sign with a red flashing beacon.

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