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New HAWK signal installation begins April 16 in Fort Lauderdale to enhance pedestrian safety


Fort Lauderdale, Florida – The Broward County Highway Construction and Engineering Division is set to enhance pedestrian safety at a busy intersection in Fort Lauderdale with the installation of a High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signal system.

Scheduled to start on Tuesday, April 16, this project is anticipated to conclude by July 2024, depending on weather conditions and other potential delays. This safety initiative is funded by the state gas tax and will take place at Southeast 3rd Avenue and Southeast 1st Street.

Key Project Enhancements

The new HAWK signal system is designed to improve pedestrian safety by controlling vehicle traffic and allowing safer pedestrian crossing at the intersection. The project will include several improvements:

  • Installation of a new traffic control cabinet and pedestrian push button pedestals.
  • Upgrading existing pedestrian sidewalks and ramps to comply with current ADA standards.
  • Milling and resurfacing of the intersection’s asphalt pavement.
  • New signing and pavement markings to guide both pedestrians and drivers.

Check also: Major intersection upgrades to begin at North Andrews Avenue and Northeast 26th Street in Wilton Manors

Throughout the project duration, contractor personnel and inspection staff will actively engage with local residents and businesses to mitigate any disturbances resulting from the construction activities.

For more details or inquiries about the construction impact, Project Manager Martin Montoya is available at 954-577-4633 or via email at mamontoya@broward.org. Additionally, the Highway Construction and Engineering Division can be reached at 954-577-4555 for further information or assistance.

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