Public Works Director Bill Hunter said the proposed project would include installation of two pedestrian crossing signs with solar flashing LED lights and radio-controlled pedestals at Ferry and Ohio streets.
“I think it’d call to this intersection that there is a crossing,” Hunter said. “It won’t be lit all of the time. It will only be lit when it is activated.”
The sign would activate when people approach it and press a button.
City Manager Pat McGinnis said the lit traffic signs would be similar to what is being requested in a grant for the Safe Routes to School program.
“This would be a prototype to see if they work,” he said. “They’re catching on.”
Changes to the design of crosswalks in the neighborhood are also being considered.
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