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Published: Tuesday, 6/24/2014

Flashing lights now mark Springbrook Drive at Corey

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Yellow signs and flashing lights now alert motorists to be aware of pedestrians at Corey Road and Springbrook Drive intersection. Yellow signs and flashing lights now alert motorists to be aware of pedestrians at Corey Road and Springbrook Drive intersection.
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Sylvania Township has upgraded the crosswalk at the Corey Road and Springbrook Drive intersection with flashing beacons for pedestrians accessing Wildwood Metropark.

Rapid LED crosswalk flashers went operational in the past few days, said Gregory Huffman, township public works manager.

The crosswalk upgrade was placed at a point where cyclists, walkers, and motorists converge at the neighborhood street Springbrook, which leads to a secondary entrance to Wildwood Metropark.

“Due to the significant traffic volume on Corey Road and the bikeway/walkway entrance into Wildwood Metropark, those factors made us look at that intersection and we thought the LED crosswalk flashers would be an excellent match for the intersection and its characteristics,” Mr. Huffman said.

That crossing also has more than 3,000 motorists passing through it each day, he said.

Motorists approaching the crosswalk are also alerted to the foot and bike traffic by yellow-neon signs placed ahead of the crosswalk. The flashing beacons will be push-button activated by walkers.

Mr. Huffman said that residents using the walkway requested a safety measure to reach the park.

The upgrade cost about $5,000 and was paid by township road department funds.



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