University Installs Pedestrian Crosswalk LightApril 15, 2009
Over two years of work by local and state level Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and SUU Facilities Management staff has paid off in the installation of a new pedestrian-activated stoplight at the crosswalk between the J.L. Sorenson Physical Education Building and Southern Utah University’s main campus on University Boulevard.
The work began April 6, 2009, on the entire infrastructure, including footings for the light and activator switches on both sides of the street. Cache Valley Electric staff, who had scheduled the completion of the project for April 17, 2009, actually finished several days ahead of schedule and the light was placed in service Tuesday, April 14.
Tyson Kyhl, a GIS/CAD Specialist with SUU's Facilities Management, said, "This new light will help ensure that there is a reasonable, good flow for both automobile and pedestrian traffic. We are pleased so many people and agencies could come together to make this area safer -- for people as well as vehicles."
Facilities Management will continue to work with local UDOT controllers on the timing of the light cycle to meet the needs of both auto and pedestrian traffic.