Southlake makes improvements for pedestrian safety

The city of Southlake recently installed flashing traffic lights at crosswalks at two intersections to improve safety for pedestrians. These signals are located at the corners of Shiloh Road and Continental Boulevard and at Byron Nelson Parkway and Wentwood Drive.

Pedestrians who wish to cross the street will activate these lights to flash by pushing a button attached to the lights, Southlake Transportation Manager Stephanie Taylor said in an email. This will alert drivers going in both directions to yield. There are no stop signs or other traffic signals at these intersections.

The signal at Shiloh and Continental—located near Carroll Elementary School—was recommended by an engineering consultant, Taylor said. It came as a result of of a school traffic-control device review.

The one located at Byron Nelson and Wentwood was approved as part of a request from a concerned resident, Taylor said. The city considered the length of the crossing and the existence of a nearby residential neighborhood as part of its approval.

By Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.


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