Walking across the heavily traveled Collins Street in downtown will soon get a little easier.
At its last meeting, the Community Redevelopment Agency adopted a resolution approving a budget adjustment to appropriate $30,000 for pedestrian crossing improvements at Collins Street and J Arden Mays Boulevard. The crosswalk will feature pedestrian buttons and a solar-powered flashing beacon (RRFB) designed to alert drivers the crosswalk is in use and improve pedestrian safety.
“The project comes after input from the public as well as observations by staff, there’s a public parking lot on one side of the road so you get a lot of people crossing there to get to the businesses across the street,” said City Manager Bill McDaniel. “It’s a safety issue and the intersection is wider there because of the way the road is configured around the railroad tracks, it makes it difficult for pedestrians who want to cross the street.”
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