Work will include the installation of solar powered speed feedback signs at Hibiscus Drive and Palmetto Street in each direction, resurfacing portions of US 17 from Hibiscus Drive to north of Palmetto Street, adding signalization at US 17 and SW Martin Luther King Junior Street, installation of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) communications on US 17 from SW Martin Luther King Junior Street to Pine Street at Brevard Avenue. Installation of flashing yellow arrow signal heads and offset left turn lanes on northbound and southbound US 17, installation of streetlights from Hibiscus Drive to Palmetto Street and pedestrian lighting at crosswalks, installation of mid-block crosswalks at Reynolds Street and Lowe Street. Each mid-block crossing is to include Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PHB) called HAWK systems, which will be supported on mast arm structures, designed and constructed with pavement crossing pavement markings in advance of each Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PHB).
About the HAWK system:
HAWK Beacon / Pedestrian Crossing
The HAWK pedestrian beacon is a high-intensity activated crosswalk beacon originally designed as a cost-effective option for crossings at mid-block and un-signalized intersections. Unlike conventional pedestrian signals, the HAWK is only operational when activated by a pedestrian. Relatively new, HAWK systems are being used with greater frequency for the additional safety they provide for pedestrians and for the versatility of use.
Below are a few highlights of the HAWK signal system:
A HAWK beacon is a High-Intensity Activated crossWalk beacon
- Primarily used for mid-block and un-signalized intersections
- Versatile application and use
- Cost-effective option for protected pedestrian crossing
- Signal has 3 lights in a triangular configuration: dual red lights above a single yellow light
- Signal stays at rest (in-active) until a pedestrian activates the signal by pressing a push-button
- Traffic flow is uninterrupted until signal is activated by pedestrian
- When the signal is activated, drivers are cautioned with a yellow flashing signal to prepare drivers to stop
- Drivers stop at the sustained red light
- Pedestrians cross during the alternating dual red flashing lights
- The signal goes dark when pedestrian movement is complete; drivers may continue forward
- HAWK works in conjunction with conventional pedestrian signal heads at each end of the crosswalk that indicate “Walk” and “Don’t Walk”
We invite you to watch these informative videos to learn more about the HAWK pedestrian signal system.
If you have questions or comments please contact:
Corine Burgess, Community Outreach Manager at email@example.com or call (863) 241-1459