Friday Nov 09, 2012
Indiana University Northwest announced today, Friday, Nov. 9, that Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will begin the installation of a traffic signal at 34th and Broadway on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
The project is expected to be complete in the next few weeks.
During the month-long installation, pedestrians are asked to use the crosswalks located at 33rd and 35th Avenues and Broadway to minimize pedestrian traffic near the construction zone. However, the two Light Emitting Diode (LED) signs at 34th Avenue and Broadway will continue to operate for those who choose to cross there during the installation
While the signal has been highly anticipated by the campus community for some time, students, faculty, staff and visitors are urged to remain vigilant when crossing Broadway or any other campus road.
- Cross the street only at marked crosswalks and intersections.
- Stop and look every time before crossing the street.
- Use pedestrian push buttons and obey “walk” and “don’t walk” signals.
- Make eye contact with drivers to confirm they see you. Never assume they do, even with eye contact.
- Avoid distracting behaviors when crossing the street, such as texting or talking on the phone.
Drivers are also an important factor in improving safety for pedestrians and other motorists. INDOT advises motorists to obey the posted speed limit on Broadway of 30 MPH and to look for pedestrians crossing Broadway between 33rd and 35th Avenues.
Drivers need to:
- Slow down and obey the posted speed limit.
- Always look for pedestrians, especially when turning at an intersection with a traffic light.
- Look for stopped vehicles; they could be stopping for pedestrians. Indiana law requires all vehicles to stop if approaching a vehicle from the rear that has stopped at a crosswalk for a pedestrian.
For history on the installation of the traffic signal, please click here.