Starting this fall a new style of crosswalk signals called Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) will be installed at nine locations in Red Deer to improve pedestrian safety.
RRFBs, an alternative to traditional traffic signals, are installed above the side mounted pedestrian crosswalk signs and use dual rectangular LED lights to display intermittent rapid flashes. RRFBs are also significantly more cost effective as they are solar powered and use a wireless connection for communication between the terminals on either side of the street.
Starting in September, RRFBs will be installed at the following nine locations:
1. 40 Avenue and Selkirk Blvd.
2. 35 Street and Spruce Drive
3. 40 Avenue (in front of Eastview Middle School)
4. 45 Street and 52 Avenue
5. 49 Street between 46 and 45 Avenue (at Coronation Park crossing)
6. 50 Street between 46 and 45 Avenue (at Coronation Park crossing)
7. 67 Street and 30 Avenue Roundabout
8. 67 Street and Johnstone/Orr Drive Roundabout
9. Orr Drive between 66 Street and Ogilvie Close
What you need to know
Here’s what drivers and pedestrians need to know about using RRFBs:
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