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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Crosswalk Beacon Activated at S Boulevard & 15th Street

Hawk Pedestrian Beacon

Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Power will activate the HAWK (High-intensity Activated crossWalK Beacon) on S Boulevard and 15th Street the afternoon of Thursday, October 4, 2018.  The push button-activated traffic signal will provide on-demand positive traffic control to protect pedestrians crossing S Boulevard in front of Hawthorne Elementary.  

“While there will be minimal, if any, impacts to traffic during activation this afternoon, we want motorists and pedestrians to be aware of the change,” states Public Information Officer, Kerry Hammon.Hawk Beacon_Driver Image

Pedestrian safety is the primary focus of the HAWK beacon. The improvements will make crossing safer for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling through the area, particularly school children walking to and from the school. The HAWK beacon replaces an older style pedestrian signal at that intersection.

Since 2015, this is the fifth HAWK beacon the City of Idaho Falls has installed – three on Pancheri Drive (pictured), one at S Yellowstone and “B” Street, and now one on S Boulevard.


2015 HAWK Beacon Instructional Video


Roadway Improvements Accommodate Future Growth

Update on S Boulevard Construction, North of 17th Street

Temporary Closure of S Boulevard from Yellowstone to 3rd Street

Bicycle Route Improvements Provide Greater Connectivity

S Boulevard Storm Drain Improvements

Intersection Closure – S Boulevard & Elm Street

Storm Drain Work on S Boulevard Begins Wednesday (July 25)   

Extensive Construction on S Boulevard this Summer

Additional information on City of Idaho Falls construction projects can be found on the homepage of the city’s website or by clicking HERE.

Media Contact:  Kerry Hammon, Public Information Officer, (208) 612-8122 or [email protected]

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