Motorists traveling south on Highway 1 at Armistead now have a left turn arrow at the traffic signal. This is a recent addition and it facilitates the left turn. Prior to the new signal, motorists had to wait to turn left until all of the oncoming traffic from I-49 had cleared.
This bottleneck was recognized by the Red River Parish Police Jury several months ago. The jury asked the highway department to put in the turn signal. Now in December the Journal noted that it had been accomplished.