MOSES LAKE – The Washington State Department of Transportation is designing a pedestrian improvement project on State Route 171/Broadway Avenue in Moses Lake to reduce vehicle-pedestrian collisions.
In the last five years, pedestrians were involved in seven vehicle collisions on this 3-mile section of Broadway. Three resulted in fatalities, two, in serious injuries and the other two, in less serious injuries. WSDOT is working with the City of Moses Lake on this $600,000 Federal Highway Administration grant funded project.
The public is invited to an open house to see the proposed solutions and offer feedback to WSDOT.
What: SR 171/Broadway Ave. Pedestrian Improvements Open House
When: 4-7 p.m., Thursday May 2
Where: Moses Lake Civic Center, City Council Chambers, 401 S. Balsam, Moses Lake
Construction is planned for spring 2014 on the project to update four existing pedestrian crossing facilities and add four new ones.
WSDOT plans to replace flashing crosswalk beacons at Driggs Drive, Burress Avenue, Western Avenue and Dogwood Street with new rectangular rapid flashing beacons. The new beacons are proven more visible to drivers in approaching vehicles. The new beacons will include audible signals that that help pedestrians with vision impairment.
The same type of new crossing beacons will also be installed at Melva Lane, Gibby Road., Gumwood Street and Third Avenue. These crossings will include new night-time lighting, as well.
SR 171/Broadway in Moses Lake is a busy route with daily traffic from 7,200 to 21,000 vehicles. Businesses on the route generate foot traffic, exposing pedestrians to conflicts with vehicles.
For more details, visit the project’s web page at www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR171/MosesLakePedestrianImprovements/
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