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I'm sharing locations where there is a permanent green light that never changes.,+Milwaukee,+WI+53207/@42.9875746,-87.8878933,3a,75y,143.58h,90.62t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sGy3n0GNex7ZU51swWA1HIg!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x8805179ba5c780e9:0xddaaba71ed9f295f

The first location is Wis 794 at Oklahoma Ave.  A jug handle ramp was built in the southeast quadrant due to a lack of space for a full interchange.  The intersection was modified so southbound traffic doesn't have to stop and traffic from Oklahoma to 794 south merges from the left. 

The next one is at Wis 145 north and Fond Du Lac Ave in Milwaukee.  Wis 145 becomes a freeway here and there is a protected left turn signal onto Fond Du Lac Ave.  Northbound traffic has an eternal green.,+Milwaukee,+WI+53218/@43.1073926,-87.9977796,3a,75y,327h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1staGOOVwNHF1CNm7DN6F3lw!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x88051cc383b0361d:0xf288a6bf4f285132

National Ave northeast and I-894/I-41 south ramp in West Allis, WI.  Left turns can yield at a flashing yellow or turn with the green light.,+West+Allis,+WI+53227/@42.9981072,-88.0390754,3a,75y,38.47h,86.09t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s-2ouzTulkwEh-sEltQivmQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x88050f8f2ab080bb:0x3ecbc35c4cf8d64

The last one is County BB and I-41 north ramp in Appleton, WI.  The traffic signals heading east look normal but never turn red.  Traffic turning left can yield when there isn't a green arrow.,+Appleton,+WI+54914/@44.2437988,-88.4659553,3a,75y,107.13h,73.53t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1slt-vUbZB0kWeTL6o1jOINA!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x8803b7f163e7a04b:0x4296d86092d905af

Anyone else have locations of an eternal green?

Delaware, Ohio: US 23 northbound at S Sandusky St

Columbus, Ohio: Fifth Ave westbound at western Leonard Ave intersection; left turns from Leonard to Fifth are separated from the eternal green flow by pylons.

I know of two in the Twin Cities.

Valley View Road at MN 62 in Edina - this is a half-diamond interchange, eastbound exit/westbound entrance to the freeway. Northbound thru traffic on Valley View has a permanent green at the ramp to westbound 62 unless the pedestrian button is pressed.

MN 280 at Broadway Ave in Roseville - Traffic headed east on Broadway can only turn right onto southbound 280. Northbound thru traffic on 280 has a permanent green. I believe the modification to right-turn only for Broadway traffic onto southbound 280 was made after I-35W reopened in 2009. This is a truer example compared to the previous one, since pedestrians are not allowed to cross here.

Here's a permanent right-turn green arrow signal where US 30 turns from west along Broadway St to north along 10th St in Baker City OR. This intersection's also one of several in Oregon where you can see a stop sign with another sign that reads "Right turn permitted without stopping" posted below it.

Another one when traveling northbound on John Young Pkwy at FL 417 in Hunters Creek.

I swear there was another one at a mall entrance somewhere but I can't find it.

Troy MI.  Westbound 14 Mile Rd just west of I-75.  There's a double left turn lane to the SB entrance ramp with full signals.  But the 2 through lanes have an eternal green arrow.


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