A Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) functions very similarly to a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI). The key difference is in traffic control. While an RCI is typically stop- or yield-controlled, an RCUT utilizes traffic signals at the main intersection and U-turn locations to provide gaps in mainline traffic for side street and u-turning traffic to complete movements through the intersection. RCUTS are typically installed at locations where traffic volumes warrant the need for traffic signals.
How a RCUT Works