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File #: 15-175    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Resolutions Status: Passed
File created: 2/25/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2015 Final action: 3/24/2015
Title: AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A HIGH-INTENSITY ACTIVATED CROSSWALK BEACON AT 65TH AVENUE AND BETHANY HOME ROAD Staff Contact: Jack Friedline, Director, Public Works
Attachments: 1. Resolution 4928, 2. IGA - HAWK 65th & Bethany
Title
AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A HIGH-INTENSITY ACTIVATED CROSSWALK BEACON AT 65TH AVENUE AND BETHANY HOME ROAD
Staff Contact: Jack Friedline, Director, Public Works
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Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation

This is a request for City Council to waive reading beyond the title and adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for the design and construction of a High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signal at 65th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
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Background

A HAWK signal is a traffic control device that requires motorists to stop to allow pedestrians to safely cross the road. Motorists can expect the HAWK beacon to remain off until a pedestrian activates it by pushing a button.

Bethany Home Road at 65th Avenue is considered a priority location for a HAWK signal due to the number of pedestrians who cross at this intersection and the number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities that have occurred. However, the traffic volumes at this location do not meet the requirements for a traffic signal as recommended in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). A HAWK pedestrian beacon is recommended to provide a safe crossing for pedestrians at this location.
Analysis

A pedestrian count was completed in February 2013, which reported 130 pedestrian crossings per day at this location. Additionally, a total of 65 crashes occurred between 2009 and 2013. Of these crashes, two were bicyclist-involved injury crashes and four were pedestrian crashes, including one fatality.

Installation of a HAWK provides an effective tool for pedestrians to cross a busy roadway.

Community Benefit/Public Involvement

Bethany Home Road is a major arterial in Glendale. This project will enhance pedestrian safety at ...

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