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Activator button and instructions with a rectangular rapid flash beacon (RRFB) mounted on a light pole at 1st Avenue and Main Street (April 24, 2020). Photo: My Ferndale News

More flashing beacons scheduled to be installed at Ferndale crosswalks for pedestrian safety

FERNDALE, Wash. — Work to install rectangular rapid flash beacons (RRFB) at 2 Ferndale crosswalks is scheduled to begin and be completed this month.

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A crosswalk across Vista Drive at Seamount Drive and another across Thornton Street at Maureen Drive will have RRFBs installed by a contractor hired by City of Ferndale.

Locations on Vista Drive and Thornton Street where RRFBs will be installed and locations on Alder Street where sidewalk improvements are to be made.

Signs with a rectangular rapid flash beacon (RRFB) mounted on a light pole at 1st Avenue and Main Street (April 24, 2020). Photo: My Ferndale News
Signs with a rectangular rapid flash beacon (RRFB) mounted on a light pole at 1st Avenue and Main Street (April 24, 2020). Photo: My Ferndale News

The crosswalk safety improvements are part of a larger City of Ferndale project that includes work at some of the sidewalk corners on Alder Street at 1st Avenue, 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue to include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps and improvements already completed at 1st Avenue and Main Street. Grant funding for the project has been provided by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board through their Complete Streets Program.

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Work began today to improve the Alder Street sidewalk corners. Once that work is complete, work is expected to begin on the RRFBs on Vista Drive and Thornton Street.

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