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Forum staff reports, Published August 22 2013

Pedestrian crossing signal now operational

MOORHEAD – A new pedestrian-activated traffic signal is now operating near the Concordia College campus at Eighth Street and Tenth Avenue South.

The High-intensity Activated crossWalK, or HAWK, signal is designed to get motorists’ attention with the unique shape of the display cluster. Double red signals are mounted above a yellow signal.

The indicator lights for motorists remain dark when the pedestrian crossing is not in use

When activated, the signal lights for motorists use the following sequence:

• Flashing yellow: The system has been activated.

• Solid yellow: Prepare to stop.

• Solid dual red: Stop.

• Flashing dual red: Stop and proceed if the crosswalk is clear.

The HAWK signal improves safety for pedestrians and reduces delays for motorists with minimal energy consumption.