Broad Street HAWK Signals

Status



Proposal and Design


The project is in early stages. The Citizens Advisory Committee on Transportation (CACT) will host a public information meeting including an overview of the project at their Wednesday, April 10 meeting.

About the Project


The proposed High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) beacon traffic signals are button-activated traffic control devices that stop road traffic and allow pedestrians to cross safely. Three locations are proposed on Broad Street near the intersections of Oak Street, Fairfax Street, and Berry Street.

This proposal is part of an ongoing city-wide effort to increase pedestrian accessibility and safety. Other project improvements include installing new pavement markings and crosswalks at each HAWK location and appropriate side streets and small sections of sidewalk improvements.

HAWK Signal Sequence

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HAWK Signal Location Map 03262019

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Funding


The project is funded by a federal grant for $1,000,000.00


Schedule


Design is underway with construction scheduled to begin 2021.

Public Outreach


HAWK Signal Public Information Meeting
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 7:00pm
Thomas Jefferson ES Media Center (Library)
601 S. Oak Street, Falls Church, VA 22046

The meeting will be hosted by the CACT and will be the first item on their agenda. The consultant (Albeck Gerken / VHB) and City Staff will be present. The meeting will consist of a brief presentation including an overview of the project and locations of the future HAWKS. The public will have opportunities to ask questions.


More Information


Contact Tara Puzin, Engineering Manager, for additional information about the project.