Pima County employee Russell Leage installs a new five-light, left-turn signal system at Continental and Abrego roads last week. Cesar Varela, a Senior Trades Maintenance Specialist for the county, said the four-phase intersection will now be a six-phase intersection with the addition of two left-turn arrow signals. Drivers may notice cameras higher above the traffic lights. “The cameras are new and will detect east-west traffic. They do not record driver’s actions,” Varela said.
A Sahuarita teenager died at the intersection after his motorcycle struck a vehicle turning left at the intersection.