A new form of traffic safety went up Thursday near City Hall and the Regional Transportation Authority substation on Staples Street.
"This is only activated when a pedestrian presses the button, and it's made to cross pedestrians safely," City Traffic Engineer Charlie Cardenas said. "It's made to stop traffic so pedestrians can cross."
The new crosswalk is called HAWK, which stands for High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk. The signal is the first of its kind here in Corpus Christi. It will provide a protected crosswalk for pedestrian safety, using yellow and red lights to signal to oncoming traffic to slow down and stop for a pedestrian crossing.
If this $60,000 investment proves to be effective, more could be going up around the city soon.
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