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As York Regional Charter School's new $22 million high school prepares to welcome students, York City is adding a four-way traffic signal at the nearby North George Street and Hamilton Avenue intersection.

The new traffic signal will operate on a flashing pattern starting Tuesday, Aug. 7, and will be switched to full stop-and-go operation the following Thursday, according to a news release from the city.

Once the new signal is fully operational, the traffic lights at the intersection of North George Street and Jefferson Avenue will be deactivated, according to city officials.

When that happens, drivers heading north on George Street will no longer be able to turn left onto Jefferson, and drivers on Jefferson will no longer be allowed to turn left onto George Street.

“No Left Turn” signs will be installed at the intersection, and motorists will need to use the North George Street and Hamilton Avenue intersection or the North George Street and Parkway Boulevard intersection.

More: York Academy charter high school to open this summer

The 65,000-square-foot expansion of the York Academy Charter School has been two years in the making. This month the school will add grades eight and nine, and a new grade will be added each year for the next three years.

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