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Why are there no pedestrian walk signals where the Harmonee Avenue bridge connects to Harwood Avenue?
Issue: “With all the schools, kids, handicapped, retirees, etc., how can the village claim to be walkable?” our reader asked.
Status: The city has plans to eventually install pedestrian signals as a follow-up to the village streetscaping project. Traffic and Electrical Superintendent Randy Michelz said the original signaling of that intersection probably dates back to the 1970s and therefore the original infrastructure lacked the necessary wiring for today’s pedestrian needs.
City Engineer Bill Wehrley said the signaling work is not expected to take place for at least a couple of years when funding would be available.
“We’ll do some minor changes (to the street/intersection design) in that area at the time we install those signals,” Wehrley said.