Aberdeen Lake crosswalk activated

A new crosswalk signal using the latest safety technology is now active in Aberdeen on Sandhills Blvd. between Knight Street and West Maple Avenue.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation finished installing the signal Thursday to aid pedestrians traveling from downtown to Aberdeen Lake. The signal is located over the roadway and consists of six light intervals that direct drivers.

The signal, also known as a High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signal, assists pedestrians at marked crosswalks in safely crossings with minimal disruption to drivers.

It also aids drivers approaching the intersection with flashing lights indicating when a pedestrian is attempting to cross.

Motorists should use caution when approaching the new traffic signal and follow these instructions:

*Flashing yellow – slow down as a pedestrian has activated the push buttons.

*Solid yellow – prepare to stop if it is safe to do so. 

*Solid red – drivers must stop as a pedestrian is in the crosswalk.

Contributed/Photo via Google Maps.

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