New pedestrian hybrid beacon installed in Allouez

New pedestrian hybrid beacon on Riverside Drive in Allouez, February 6, 2018. (WLUK)

ALLOUEZ (WLUK) -- A new pedestrian hybrid beacon called the High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk or HAWK was activated Tuesday.

The new system is located in the village of Allouez on Riverside Drive between Sunset Circle and West Briar Lane.

The HAWK was installed to increase safety for pedestrians crossing the highway.

The system is used to warn and control traffic at a mid-block crosswalk without other traffic signals.

It also allows pedestrians to cross safely. The sign stops traffic with a double red indication creating a gap for pedestrians to cross.

“This location has an annual daily traffic volume of 14,000 vehicles per day, a 35-mph speed limit and no traffic control devices,” said Randy Asman, WisDOT Northeast Region Traffic Engineer. “The HAWK installation is the result of a joint effort to by the village of Allouez, Walkable Allouez Bike and Ped Ad Hoc Committee and WisDOT to address safety concerns for pedestrians and bicyclists crossing Riverside Drive to reach the Fox River State Recreational Trial.”

The HAWK system is the first of its kind on a state highway in the Green Bay area.

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