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Caltrans News Release

District 11

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Contact: Caltrans Media Information Officer Edward Cartagena, (619) 688-6670

New Signal Activated On State Route 78 and Hovley Road

Motorists Are Reminded to Drive Safely and Pay Attention When Approaching Intersections

EL CENTRO, Calif. –– Caltrans announced that the new traffic signal on State Route 78 and Hovley Road north of Brawley was activated today.  The new signal replaces stop signs on Hovley Road.  Motorists in the area are reminded to drive alertly and be prepared to stop at the signal.

Message boards were placed on the roadway two weeks ahead of activation to prepare motorists for the change and will remain in place another week.

Work to install the new traffic signal began in January.  The safety improvement project included installing vehicle detection loop sensors as well as “signal ahead” flashing beacons and pavement markings.

Caltrans launched a public outreach effort at the beginning of the year featuring a “Signal for Safety” poster.  The focus of the campaign was to remind motorists to drive safely, obey all laws and to pay special attention to vehicles crossing at intersections.

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