Beginning on June 10, the traffic signal at East 71st Street and South 85th East Avenue will be out of service for repair. The work is estimated to take about a week.
During the repair, the signal heads will be covered so traffic on 71st Street will not stop at this intersection. A stop sign will be placed on 85th East Avenue approaching 71st Street, and signs will be added so all northbound traffic will only be able to make a right turn onto 71st Street. Westbound traffic on 71st Street will still be able to turn left onto 85th East Avenue, but there will not be a protected left-turn arrow since the signal will be off.