Sep 5, 2013 6:10 PM by Erika Flores
TUCSON - Indirect left turns started Thursday.
Drivers are expected to go straight through the Ina and Oracle Rd. intersection then do a U-turn down the street on Ina Rd.
Thursday morning, crews were busy getting everything ready to open the indirect left turn lane.
The department of transportation said the reason for this change is to reduce backups and undesirable cut-through traffic in nearby neighborhoods.
Pima County said there are over 96 thousand vehicles that pass through this intersection every day.
That traffic volume is only expected to get higher up to 126 thousand vehicles over the next 20 to 30 years as Oro Valley and Catalina continue to develop, but not all drivers are excited about this change.
The county has a fact sheet on indirect left lane turns to help drivers with the transition.
Click here for that information.