Changes made to 10th and Minnesota intersection to keep traffic moving

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The City of Sioux Falls is hoping to keep cars moving at a busy intersection near downtown by changing the traffic signals and signage.

The changes allow drivers to turn right on red when pedestrians are not present. Signs at the intersection were updated Tuesday to read “No turn on red when pedestrians are present.”

The City said the changes will keep traffic moving and also provides more safety to pedestrians as the walk signals were increased from four seconds to six seconds at the intersection.

This means the walk signal for pedestrians now begin six seconds before the green light begins for traffic, allowing pedestrians to cross before traffic flows through the intersection.