A median improves traffic flow, reduces congestion and increases safety. By restricting some left-turn movements with a median, traffic flow is improved because motorists can no longer stop at any point along a corridor to make a left turn. Rather, there will be designated locations to make left turns (or U-turns).
Motorists heading west on East Broad Street will make a U-turn at the traffic signal for I-77. Motorists heading east on East Broad Street will use a break in the median to make a left turn. There will be a traffic lane to accommodate motorists making left turns.