Contractors with the City of Twin Falls will install the new pedestrian crosswalk signal at Caswell Avenue and Washington Street beginning Friday, Jan. 17. The signal installation will require lane restrictions and drivers may experience delays during the installation.
Washington Street will be reduced to one northbound lane and one southbound lane at the intersection. Caswell Avenue will also be reduced to one lane in both directions. Turn lanes will remain open on Washington Street and Caswell Avenue.
Drivers should expect delays at the intersection until the signalization project is completed Tuesday, Jan. 21. Please remember to reduce speed, follow all posted traffic signs, watch for workers and equipment, and to not use cell phones while driving through construction areas.
The signalization project at Washington Street and Caswell began in July, with the installation of electrical conduit to support the new HAWK signal, or High-intensity Activated CrossWalk. The signal will utilize solid and flashing red lights to stop traffic, and to allow pedestrians to safely cross Washington Street. During the installation of electrical conduit, the city also installed new gutters, curb, and ramps that are ADA accessible.
Once installed, drivers will be required to stop on a solid or flashing red light. Drivers may proceed on a flashing red light only if pedestrians are not in the crosswalk. Drivers must stay stopped at a solid red light.
• Reduce speed in construction zones
• Follow all traffic control signs
• Yield to workers and equipment
• Expect delays