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A truck and a car on U.S. Highway 75 attempt to turn left onto Avenue B/Oak Hill Road without the use of left turn signals. Within the next two weeks, those signals are to be installed for safer turns.

PLATTSMOUTH—Traffic lights at a busy intersection will soon have a new safety feature.

Left turn signals are to be installed on the lights for oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 75 at its intersection with Avenue B/Oak Hill Road.

According to Plattsmouth Mayor R. Paul Lambert, state highway officials were originally opposed to the signals claiming there wasn’t enough traffic to justify that.

That changed, however, when those officials studied the intersection through a camera and noticed there were enough safety issues for the signals, Lambert said.

Plattsmouth Police Capt. Ryan Crick agreed.

“We’ve had a number of accidents there,” he said. “We’ve always been in support of turn signals there.”

The turn signals are to be installed within the next two weeks, Lambert said.

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