HAWK Signals on Connecticut Avenue at
Lenox Street are Now In!
After years of advocacy, and many months of waiting, today the new HAWK signals on Connecticut Avenue at Lenox Street were installed! The HAWK signals replace the former flashing yellow beacons at the crosswalk.
A HAWK (High-Intensity Activated CrossWalK) is a traffic control device used to stop road traffic and allow pedestrians to cross safely at marked crosswalks. HAWK beacons are an alternative to traffic control signals and allow protected pedestrian crossings, stopping road traffic only as needed when activated by a pedestrian attempting to cross the roadway. Unlike the previous flashing beacons, when activated, the HAWK signal will transition to red for drivers on Connecticut Avenue. This should ensure a much safer access for pedestrians to cross Connecticut Avenue.
Special thanks to the current and former residents and staff who advocated with the state for years to bring this project to fruition.