HAWKS Signals

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Project description: The project is the installation of Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons or HAWK signals at the Griffith Street roundabouts. HAWK signals consist of a traffic light installed on a mast arm above the vehicle travels lane(s) at a crosswalk. When a pedestrian operates the WALK button, the traffic light operates similar to a normal traffic light signal, displaying a red STOP indication. After a timed crossing period, the light goes dark again. There is no green light on this type of signal, only yellow and red. Before and after studies have shown HAWK signals to be very effective for reducing pedestrian delays and accidents.

Project status: As of October 15, 2021, bids were received. The East Rocky River greenway crossing signal will be bid out as a separate project. The design is in review at the NCDOT.

Page updated: 12/8//2021

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Project Info

  • Project name: Griffith Street roundabouts pedestrian hybrid beacons (HAWK)
  • Cost: $665,000
  • Funding source: General Obligation Bonds issuance
  • Funding status: Approved in the Capital Improvements Plan