Red Means Red

Lighted Red Signal Ahead on US 71 in Kansas City

Watkins Drive, US 71 through midtown Kansas City, is part freeway, part parkway. You can read the full story at the Watkins Drive portion of this site. On a visit to Kansas City in September 2008, I found this sign on southbound US 71 at Gregory Boulevard, just ahead of the only intersection between the 75th Street interchange (south of this point) and the Meyer Boulevard/63rd Street interchange (north of the intersection). The intent is obviously to alert drivers who may not be expecting a traffic signal ahead that there is a signal, it's red, and they'll have to stop.