What is a CFI and How Does it Increase the Safety of Intersections?

A Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) replaces a typical busy intersection by allowing traffic turning left to cross oncoming traffic safely, before entering the intersection and continuing on to the destination. The Wadsworth improvement project will have CFIs at 38th and 44th Avenues. When compared to traditional intersections, CFIs move traffic more efficiently and reduce the potential for a serious T-bone crash in the intersection.

CFIs are becoming more and more popular in road design because they decrease the number of places at which drivers could cause a crash by turning in front of one another. In particular, CFIs are known to decrease T-bone crashes where a driver making a left turn crosses in front of oncoming traffic.

Watch a video to see how it works.

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