SPRINGFIELD - Georgia DOT crews will activate a new rectangular rapid-flashing beacons (RRFB) crosswalk on Ga. Hwy 21 Business/S. Laurel Street in Springfield between First Street and Second Street today.
RRFB helps draw attention, when prompted by a pedestrian who presses the button to activate flashing lights, to improve the driver’s awareness of pedestrians crossing. RRFBs use an irregular flash pattern that is similar to emergency flashers on police vehicles.
The new crosswalk will provide a safe place for pedestrians to cross the highway, accommodating growing numbers of people who are crossing at that location. The RRFBs will help reduce the potential for accidents at the mid-block location by alerting drivers to the possibility of pedestrians in the roadway.
Motorists are encouraged to slow their speeds in the area and drive alert as motorists and pedestrians become familiar with the new crosswalk location and the RRFB activation.
Advisory: Motorists are advised to expect delays, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit 511ga.org, or download the Georgia 511 app. Our maintenance team members who repair roads and bridges and our project teams who oversee construction projects are continuing their essential work, while following sanitary work practices prescribed by health agencies to protect themselves and the public from the coronavirus, as are most state DOTs in the U.S.