For those that live in Edgemont, today the city will change the signal operation and lane use at John Laurie Boulevard and Edgemont Boulevard/53 Street N.W. to promote safer traffic operation and reduce operating costs. Currently, the signal operates differently based on time of day.
During the morning peak on weekdays:
The northbound and southbound movements are completely separated. One direction of traffic moves through the intersection first, followed by the other direction.
Signage changes to allow dual southbound left turns from Edgemont Boulevard onto John Laurie Boulevard, by permitting left turns out of a lane that is normally meant for through traffic.
During all other times of day:
The northbound and southbound movements operate at the same time.
A single southbound left-turn lane is provided. This is controlled by a flashing green arrow followed by a solid green display.