Forum staff reports, Published August 22 2013
Pedestrian crossing signal now operationalMOORHEAD – 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.