US 92/Memorial Boulevard from Wabash Avenue to west of E. Gary Road
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public hearing about the US 92/Memorial Boulevard from Wabash Avenue to west of E. Gary Road. The public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Lakeland Coleman-Bush Building at 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, Florida, 33805. The hearing will begin as an open house at 5 p.m. with a formal presentation at 6 p.m.
The project includes concrete rehabilitation of the roadway, median modifications, full replacement of overhead lighting (from Wabash Avenue to Lake Parker Avenue), and the installation of four overhead mounted pedestrian signals. The pedestrian signals are called High-Intensity Activated crossWalK beacon (HAWK) signals or pedestrian hybrid signal. The public hearing will focus on the median modifications and the new HAWK signals between Lincoln Avenue to Ingraham Avenue.
From January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2014 there were 24 bicycle crashes and 16 pedestrian crashes between N. Walker Avenue and E. Gary Road. These crashes resulted in 37 injuries and three (3) fatalities. The majority of the crashes occurred between Lincoln Avenue and Ingraham Avenue, 18 bicycle crashes and 12 pedestrian crashes.
To improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles, median modifications will be made to install mid-block pedestrian crossings with HAWK signals and a new median/pedestrian crossing at N. Stella Avenue.
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