Safety improvements considered

Improvements being looked at by the Grand Haven Department of Public Works aim to improve safety in the Robbins Road/Ferry Street neighborhood.
Alex Doty
Oct 8, 2012


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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