Flashing Yellow Arrow

The City of Irvine is implementing a new type of traffic signal in 2019 that increases the efficiency of left turns and improves traffic flow. The Protected-Permissive Left Turn or Flashing Yellow Arrow signal is a new type of display that accommodates left turns at select signalized intersections.
When approaching an intersection with a flashing yellow arrow, motorists are permitted to turn left while yielding to oncoming traffic, bicyclists and pedestrians. Flashing yellow arrow signals are opening in January 2019 at these locations, with the streets that have the flashing yellow: 
  • On Tesla at Irvine Center Drive
  • On Oldfield at Rockfield Boulevard
  • On Odyssey at Irvine Center Drive
  • On Towngate at Sand Canyon Avenue
  • On Florence at Culver Drive