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Union City is installing a new pedestrian crosswalk on Alvarado-Niles Road

Post Date:01/18/2017 1:00 PM

Union City was awarded Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding for pedestrian safety improvements along Alvarado-Niles Road between Decoto Road and Mann Avenue.

In addition to the new beacon system for pedestrians (called a HAWK system), a critical part of the project will be installation of a median barrier fence to prevent mid-block crossings. Jaywalking at this area is extremely dangerous.

How does it work?

For motorists approaching the crossing, the HAWK system consists of a Red-Yellow-Red vehicle signals.  When drivers see a flashing or steady yellow light, they'll know to stop for pedestrians. 

For pedestrians, the HAWK system will include push buttons and pedestrian signal indications similar to those at typical intersections. 

HAWK Info Sheet

HAWK Signal Sequence

Watch this video for more information: