The signals associated with a HAWK crossing, also known as a pedestrian hybrid beacon, are a little different that the typical traffic signal. The signal head has two red faces on top and one yellow face at the bottom. Here is how the HAWKs work:
1. The signal will be dark when there is no pedestrian traffic.
2. Once an individual presses the push button to cross, the signal will flash yellow to
warn drivers approaching the crosswalk to slow down.
3. The signal will then become solid yellow to warn drivers to prepare to stop.
4. The signal will then change to two solid reds to stop all vehicular traffic and let the
5. After a predetermined length of time, the red faces will flash letting the drivers know
that they may proceed through the crossing if it is clear.
6. If there are no further pedestrian movements, the signal will turn dark allowing traffic
to continue as usual.
A visual representative and video is shown below.
The HAWK crossings are currently in service at the following locations:
If you have any questions about the HAWK crossings, please contact the Engineering Department at 623-972-8116.