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Q. What are the rules for U-turns in Juneau? Are they permitted unless there is a sign posted that says you can't?

Dear Juneau Resident,

There is a city ordinance and state law that addresses the issue. In intersections with no signage, a driver making a U-turn must not impede other traffic and must be visible to on-coming drivers who are 500 feet away.

72.02.205 - Limitations on turning.
The driver of a vehicle may not turn a vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction unless the turn can be made safely and without interfering with other traffic.
No vehicle may be turned so as to proceed in the opposite direction in a business district, upon a curve, or upon approach to or near the crest of a grade, where the vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of another vehicle approaching from either direction within 500 feet.

(CBJ Code 1970, §§ 72.02.205 , 72.10.095; Serial No. 71-66, § 4, 1971)

State law referenceó Similar provisions, 13 AAC 02.205.


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