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Papillion Nebraska - Installation Underway of Pedestrian Activated Stop Signal 20 June 2022 ( news )
Papillion , state Nebraska ( By Press Release office)
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Work is underway to install a new HAWK ( High - Intensity Activated CrossWalK ) signal at the intersection of 2nd and Washington ( 84th ) Streets in downtown Papillion .
The new HAWK signal will include poles and mast arms above the intersection and allow for protected pedestrian crossings while stopping vehicular traffic only as needed on 84th Street — a main arterial road that sees 30 , 000 to 40 , 000 cars each day .
The HAWK signal will remain unlit , allowing traffic to pass freely th......rough the intersection , until a pedestrian pushes a button to activate the light . Once activated , the signal flashes yellow to alert traffic , then turns solid yellow , and then solid red forcing vehicles to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the road .
Throughout this sequence , pedestrians will see the familiar “walk” and “don’t walk” signals . As the pedestrian phase starts to end , the HAWK signal then changes to flashing red to allow vehicles to pass through the intersection when clear . The signal will then return to its inactive , unlit phase .
The intersection will be equipped with pedestrian detection sensors to adjust the crossing sequence timing depending on pedestrian crossing speed . The HAWK signal will also connect to the 84th Street Adaptive Signal Control Technology System ( ASCT ) , which enhances traffic flow from Lincoln Street in Papillion to Center Street in Omaha .
Work to construct the signal is expected to begin today and finish sometime in August .
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