Published: Nov 15, 2013 6:20 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The new traffic signal at the Michael G. Rippe Parkway/Briarcliff Road intersection is operating in "flash mode," meaning traffic using Michael G. Rippe Parkway moves through a flashing yellow light and traffic using Briarcliff Road stops at a flashing red light. 

“Flash mode” is a testing phase that allows crews to review the signal’s operation and, importantly, also provides a period of time for roadway users to adjust to the presence of the new signal. 

The Florida Department of Transportation expects final inspections at the intersection to occur mid to the end of next week. 

The signal will move into “red-yellow-green” operation when the agreement between FDOT and Seminole Gulf Railroad is finalized.