The signal will allow pedestrians and bicyclists to push a button to indicate to oncoming traffic that they are crossing Slaughter.
The project is a part of a larger effort to make improvements to safety and mobility along Slaughter, according to a press release from the city’s corridor program office.
Based on a 2019 feasibility study, approximately 95,000 vehicles travel through the intersection on a weekly basis, said Kelly Buethe, senior public information specialist at the city’s corridor program office, in an email.
Construction will take place on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. as well as some weekends between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The work will cause intermittent sidewalk and lane closures, but traffic detours are not expected.
According to the press release, the project will wrap up by the end of December. It will also include Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps and high-visibility crosswalks.
The project costs $480,000 and is a part of the construction corridor program funded by the 2016 mobility bond.