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Posted on: February 19, 2016

Flashing Beacon System installed at Illinois Prairie Path crossing on Main Street in Lombard

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The Village of Lombard’s Public Works Department is pleased to announce the installation of a new Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon (RRFB) system at the intersection of the Illinois Prairie Path and Main Street in Lombard.

These specific systems were chosen for this location because they have Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approval and have been shown to increase driver yielding from 18% to 88% in FHWA studies. The RRFB systems were first introduced by Public Works staff, and presented to the Public Safety and Transportation Committee, which supported the concept and requested staff to identify funding sources to allow the installation.

The system consists of three stations along the Illinois Prairie Path and Main Street intersection including the east and west path entrances onto Main Street, and on the median island. Each station has a push button that pedestrians can activate. Upon activation, yellow lights will flash to notify drivers of the path users’ presence. Illinois State Law requires drivers to stop for pedestrians in cross walks, and this system provides drivers with a clear warning of a pedestrian wishing to cross the street.

“We’re excited to have these additions to our Village,” said project supervisor and Public Works Civil Engineer Matthew Lew. “These RRFB systems are just part of our Village wide Bike and Pedestrian Project. We’re looking forward to working with the Public Safety and Transportation Committee as we move forward with making Lombard a more bike and pedestrian friendly community.”

For more information please visit www.villageoflombard.org/bikelombard, or contact Matthew Lew at (630)620-5740.

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