New Harbor/Washington traffic signal one visible change downtown

The downtown reconstruction project has brought about many changes, from a new snowmelt system and improved public utilities to a new traffic signal at Harbor Drive and Washington Avenue. Grand Haven Special Projects Manager Julie Beaton said these new signals are unique in how they are designed. "The signals are designed for two things - improved pedestrian connectivity and improved traffic flow,' she said.
Alex Doty
Jun 2, 2011

According to Beaton, pedestrians will not get a crossing symbol or command without using the push buttons located at the corners of Washington and Harbor.

“They must push the button,” she said. “That’s how the signal ‘knows’ if it is being called by a vehicle or a pedestrian, or both.”

To read more of this story, see today’s print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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