Turning lane

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Turning lane in the median in front of a junction

The turning lane is a technical term in traffic planning and enables turning on structurally separate directional lanes . It thus serves as a substitute route for left-turners.

The turning lane is arranged at fixed intervals on the median in front of or after a junction, thus enabling a safe change of direction without a traffic light system . Roads with heavy traffic may also have their own left-turn lane with traffic lights. In order not to obstruct the following traffic, an attempt is made to dimension the installation area to the size of a car. The surface properties of the turning lane can be designed to be structurally different from the rest of the lane, so that this particular area can be more easily differentiated (for example as a pavement ).

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