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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Flashing beacon to improve pedestrian safety on Gallows Road

The Virginia Department of Transportation has installed a flashing beacon at the crosswalk on Gallows Road at Aston Street in Annandale.

Pedestrians attempting to cross the busy four-lane road can push a button to trigger a flashing warning light visible to drivers in both directions.

Gallows Road carries about 31,000 vehicles a day. The rapid-flashing beacons were a good solution for this location because this stretch of Gallows has no median where pedestrians can wait and spans about a mile between signalized intersections, said Randy Dittberner, VDOT’s regional traffic engineer. The cost of installing the devices at this location is about $20,000.

1 comment:

  1. Catherine Fort11/3/12, 1:25 PM

    A great deal of credit for getting this signal installed goes to Holmes Run Acres resident Sarah K. She was the one who kept at the officials to get it done!