After coordination and approval through the NCDOT, the planned improvements to the existing crosswalk at the intersection of Dow Rd. and Harper Ave. have been completed.
The new solar-powered signals are activated by a pedestrian push button, emitting LED signals to drivers on Dow Road and warning of pedestrians and cyclists in the crosswalk area. The signals are to draw attention to the users of the crosswalk and encourage drivers to stop while they cross the road.
NCDOT did not approve of and disallowed supplemental early warning beacons that would have been located a distance ahead of the crosswalk, stating that they confuse the drivers about the location of the actual crosswalk.